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Diseases of the Century

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Cancer, hepatitis, stress, depression, and obesity. These and other diseases are already considered as the plagues of the 21st century. Doctors and experts from around the world discuss ways to combat them and also ways to make humans live in a healthier way. The process of modernization and urbanization of cities has caused worrisome impacts on our health, with direct interference on the planet.

HYPERTENSION

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High blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Thus, the control of hypertension is a fundamental point in the primary and secondary prevention of these diseases. Despite the reduction in the mortality of cardiovascular diseases in the last decades, diseases of this type still persist as the main cause of death worldwide. Since the last century, WHO has already warned that coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death on the planet.

CANCER

Considered an epidemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death among chronic diseases and kills seven million people each year on the planet. The organization is currently developing a global strategy to combat it. This initiative seeks to reduce preventable cases by reducing risk factors such as unhealthy diets, tobacco or alcohol consumption, sedentary lifestyle and exposure to infectious agents.

STRESS

The main causes of stress, according to experts, are over-activity, poor timing, anger build-up and difficulty dealing with losses. According to experts, this should be considered a serious illness, because – continuing the stress situation – a series of chronic diseases such as hypertension, ulcers, gastritis, chronic fatigue, diabetes and changes in sleep can arise.

DEPRESSION

depressionOne of the evils of the 21st century, depression is often associated with the panic syndrome. Chemically, depression is caused by a defect in the neurotransmitters responsible for producing hormones such as serotonin and endorphin, which give us the feeling of comfort, pleasure, and well-being. Depression
One of the evils of the 21st century, depression is often associated with the panic syndrome. Chemically, depression is caused by a defect in the neurotransmitters responsible for producing hormones such as serotonin and endorphin, which give us the feeling of comfort, pleasure, and well-being. When there is a problem with these neurotransmitters, the person begins to present symptoms such as discouragement, sadness, self-flagellation, loss of sexual interest, lack of energy for simple activities. According to experts, one in five people will experience at least one depressive episode during their lifetime.

HEPATITIS

With silent evolution, hepatitis is one of the diseases among those considered as epidemics of the 21st century. The most serious forms of the disease are hepatitis B and C, being the main cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis B is transmitted through unprotected sex or through the sharing of syringes, common among drug users. Hepatitis C is transmitted by blood transfusion, by transplants, or by any invasive procedure. It kills four times more than AIDS.

OBESITY

Obesity is a chronic disease characterized by the exaggerated accumulation of fat in the body, which compromises health. The WHO classified it as a disease and placed its combat as a priority objective. Obesity affects millions of people around the world, including children, and although it is not new, it now takes on epidemic proportions. The situation worries because many diseases are associated with obesity, and people suffering from it have a significant reduction in quality of life.

 

DENTAL DISEASES

Maintaining the proper care of the oral or dental health is very crucial. If not followed, these could lead to some dental issues such as tooth loss, gum diseases, and other dental diseases. Dental care has also a significant effect to a person’s general wellness and some of the dental experts believe it can link to other diseases such as stroke, risks of heart attack, premature birth for those women who are pregnant and others. Some of the dental disease can be prevent by practicing the proper oral hygiene to stay healthy. Also you can visit your dentist for a consultation and to give you other dental services such as dental treatment and cosmetic dental services.

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  1. Obesity is now considered as a disease and it is a growing concern today. Need to raise the awareness on maintaining the healthy body to avoid this.

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