People suffer from chronic diseases which can be avoided if people quit smoking, drink less alcohol, live healthier and less stressful.
Experts from the World Health Organization examined data on morbidity and the most frequently diagnosed in 194 countries and drew up a list of diseases of the twenty-first century. First is hypertension. The number of people suffering from high blood pressure increases each year by several million. Doctors are particularly concerned about hypertension in 30-40 year olds. The main culprits of the disease include smoking, alcohol intensive and stressful work vegetative disorders. According to WHO statistics, every third inhabitant of the planet suffers from high blood pressure. A cardiovascular disease for several years has been the leading cause of death worldwide.
Second is diabetes. In 2012 he first fell into the alarming list of WHO. Today, elevated blood sugar is recorded at every tenth person on Earth. Champions of the number of diabetics are Pacific Islands – where the disease affects one in three.
Thirdly, is obesity. According to experts, from 1980 to 2010 the number of overweight people has doubled. Today from obesity suffer 12% of the total population of the planet. This means more than 1 billion people. Statistics show that most fat people in the Americas – 26% of the adult population. Least people are overweight in Southeast Asia – about 3%.
Experts from the WHO indicate that almost two thirds of deaths worldwide are caused not by infectious diseases, and of those related to unhealthy lifestyles, poor diet and stress.
Some of the most important lifestyle changes which should be made to avoid these health problems are:
- Healthy eating and dieting
- Less smoking
- Drinking not more than 2 drinks a day
- Regular physical activity and training
- Regular medical examinations which can help diagnose diseases in earlier stages
- Normal body weight
- Less stress