Chronic Diseases and Poor Health
Chronic disease are diseases which lasts for a long time and has long term drastic effect on health. Acute and chronic diseases have different effects on health. Any disease that causes poor functioning of some part of the body will affect the general health as well. This is because all functions of the body are necessary for general health. Chronic diseases are the major cause of death and disability worldwide. Chronic diseases can cause poverty in individuals and families, and draw them into a downward spiral of worsening disease and poverty. Chronic diseases are defined as illnesses that last a long time, do not go away on their own, are rarely cured, and often result in disability later in life (Watch Chronic Diseases Video to learn more).
Chronic diseases are the major cause of death and disability worldwide. Chronic diseases will take the lives of over 35 million people in 2005, 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.
Heart disease: There are many forms of heart disease. Coronary heart disease, also known as coronary artery disease or is chaemic heart disease, is the leading cause of death globally. It is caused by disease of the blood vessels (atherosclerosis) of the heart. There are many forms of heart disease. Coronary heart disease, also known as coronary artery disease, is the leading cause of death globally. It is caused by disease of the blood vessels (atherosclerosis) of the heart.
Stroke: Stroke is a disease of the brain caused by interference to the blood supply. Stroke and heart disease are the main cardiovascular diseases.
Chronic Diseases Video
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Lesson : Why Do We Fall Ill?
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