What is a Chronic Disease?
The main chronic diseases according to the latest WHO report are:
Cardiovascular diseases, mainly heart disease and stroke; with the pre-condition of high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure levels, cancer; chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes type 2 and Depression.
This are the main chronic conditions and diseases that contribute significantly to the financial burden of disease on individuals, families, societies and countries.
- the chronic disease epidemics take decades to become fully established – they have their origins at young ages;
- given their long duration, there are many opportunities for prevention;
- they require a long-term and systematic approach to treatment, change of habits
Chronic disease causes and health impacts
The disease profile of the world is changing at an astonishingly fast rate, especially in low and middle income countries. (Thailand) Long-held notions about the nature of chronic diseases, their occurrence, the risk factors underlying them and the populations at risk are no longer valid.
It is the looming epidemics of heart disease, stroke, cancer and other chronic diseases that for the foreseeable future will take the greatest toll in deaths and disability. It is vitally important that the impending chronic disease pandemic is recognized, understood and acted on urgently.
- Chronic diseases will take the lives of over 45 million people in 2015, including many young people and those in middle age
- The total number of people dying from chronic diseases is double that of all infectious diseases (including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria),maternal and perinatal conditions, and nutritional deficiencies combined. More people die, eating wrong than not eating at all!!
- 80% of chronic disease deaths occur in low and middle income countries and half are in women
- Without action to address the causes, deaths from chronic diseases will increase by 17%between 2010 and 2020
We create our own Chronic Disease – And we can reverse it!
Today we know, that dietary and lifestyle changes reduce and reverse the incidence of chronic disease. See below a list of actions and that are known to make an impact and disease prevention and health promotion of Chronic and Cardiovascular disease.
Suffering from a Chronic Disease or about to develop one? Contact us. We can assist you to prevent, manage and reverse your chronic condition, with healing the cause not the symptoms.
Source WHO, 2011