Noncommunicable Diseases And The Challenges They Pose

Posted by Rachel Christian on October 30th, 2015

While many of us often talk about the dangers posed by viruses and bacteria for human health, we often tend to overlook the fact that most of the health challenges for mankind are man-made. Yes, we are talking about the growing risk and dangers associated with lifestyle diseases or non-communicable diseases as they are referred to. Today the biggest challenge for the health and well being of mankind perhaps comes from various forms of NCDs. They are lurking dangers which not many of us are aware of. Many of us could be suffering from various forms of chronic and progressive forms of non-communicable diseases without being even aware of it. Hence, as responsible citizens it is time we woke up to this danger and starting working on it. Let us have a look at the most common NCDs and what kind of health and other challenges they pose to mankind.

NCD and Lifestyles

It would be pertinent to mention here that most forms and types of NCDs are attributable to very poor and highly questionable lifestyles. We often tend to place the blame on our lifestyles to today’s highly demanding and stressful world whether it is job, business or even personal lives. While this could be partially true, a major portion of the blame has to be taken by us because of our lack of discipline. Simple things like exercising moderately during the day and taking home-made food could go a long way in getting rid of the problems. We fail to see the obvious and then tend to blame everything around us for being obese, or suffering from various forms of lifestyle diseases. The price that we will be paying for being lax with our lifestyle would be too high and unimaginable.

Now coming to various challenges posed by different forms of NCD the list is quite big. For example persons who are victims of diabetes and who do not control it could suffer from the risk of organ damage. Depletion of eyesight, compromising of renal functions, improper functioning of the liver and various forms of neurological conditions could be attributed to such medical conditions. There are many noncommunicable disease Asiaexperts who feel that not controlling these diseases and conditions could lead to damage of the heart, lungs, circulatory system and could also deprive the brain of nutrients and oxygen. It also could lead to various types of joint and bone problems.

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