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WHO Warns of Global Increase in Chronic Diseases

Date:2022-10-29 click:0
According to the World Health Organization, about 35 million people worldwide die each year from chronic diseases, accounting for 60% of global deaths, and this figure continues to increase each year. Chronic diseases are seriously threatening the health and lives of people around the world. 

More than 60% of these chronic diseases are caused by poor lifestyles. For this reason, WHO calls on everyone to pay attention to the prevention of chronic diseases, to prevent chronic diseases from becoming chronic poison for human health, and improve the quality of human health.
Chronic disease is not a specific disease but a general term for a group of diseases with insidious onset, long and persistent course, lack of clear evidence of infectious biological causes, and complex etiology. The typical chronic diseases are Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases. Among them, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases mainly refer to Hypertension, stroke, and coronary heart disease. 
These diseases are not a significant threat but primarily cause damage to the brain, heart, kidneys, and other vital organs, leading to disability and affecting the ability to work and quality of life. Meanwhile, the medical cost of these diseases is extremely expensive, which seriously increases the economic burden on society and families.
People should pay attention to chronic diseases. It is essential first to identify the main risk factors for such conditions so people can better prevent them. The Global Health Risk Report's analysis of the attribution of deaths in the population shows that the following risk factors are common.
1. Smoking. A large amount of nicotine in it damages the tracheobronchial tubes, damages the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract, and affects the normal immune defense function. As a result, smoking gradually leads to diminished function of the lungs, chronic lung disease, etc.
2. Excessive alcohol consumption. Excessive alcohol consumption will paralyze the vasomotor center and increase the burden on the heart, which can easily cause chronic heart diseases. At the same time, when drinking, alcohol will be absorbed through the gastric mucosa. This not only inhibits digestion but also stimulates the gastric mucosa, making it congestive chronic inflammation.
3. Insufficient physical activity. The prevalence of computers and cell phones for office work and increased life stress reduce human movement significantly.
4. High salt, high fat, and other unhealthy diets. Many people pursue the stimulation of taste, such as high salt and fat diet. In the long run, an unhealthy diet will significantly damage human health.
Chronic disease status is an important indicator reflecting a country's economic and social development, the level of health care, and the health quality of the population. To achieve the goal of preventing and controlling chronic diseases, patients should focus on prevention and treatment. 
Preventing chronic diseases is essential, so herbal medicine's preventive and regulating function should not be ignored. The principle of herbal therapy is to support righteousness and eliminate evil, take care of the whole body, and have no toxic side effects. 
If patients have chronic inflammation of the body, such as the common chronic genitourinary system diseases, they can try to use the traditional Chinese medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill. It has a perfect regulating effect on various urinary system inflammation.
In addition, prevention in daily life is essential, as prevention is better than cure. Doctors often recommend dietary therapy because "food and medicine together" has been followed by food therapy. Since food has nutritional and therapeutic effects, patients should learn self-care. They can arrange three meals a day with reasonable, allopathic food therapy. 
Avoid the momentary gluttony of high oil and salt foods. More exercise is also recommended because life lies in exercise. Only by paying attention in daily life can people maintain a healthy life.