I know that you want to live a long healthy life. So do I. That’s why I’m going to tell you something about the number one cause of death in the World. It’s a chronic disease and unless you take steps to prevent them, there’s a good chance you’ll succumb to it at some point. We are going to find out what the 7 most common chronic diseases are so we can work on avoiding them in your life.
Unfortunately, 7 chronic diseases plague the world. These diseases will diagnosed in 50% of people over their long lives: Heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.
What are the 7 Most Common Chronic Diseases?
The World Health Organization defines a chronic disease as one that lasts longer than three months. While some of these diseases can managed over time with medication and lifestyle changes, others require long-term treatment or surgery.
Chronic diseases are those that are long-lasting and generally don’t go away on their own.
Here are 7 of the most common chronic diseases:
3) Heart Disease
5) Cancer (including breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer and leukaemia)
6) Alzheimer’s Disease
7) Rheumatoid Arthritis
The Centers for Unwellness Management
Many chronic diseases can affect people of all ages, but the most common chronic diseases are those that affect the cardiovascular system, endocrine system, and respiratory system.
The main causes of these diseases include lifestyle habits like smoking and poor diet, as well as environmental factors like pollution and climate change.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 3 out of every 10 adults (over 45 years old) have at least one type of chronic disease.
They’re also known as non-communicable diseases because they aren’t contagious like the common cold or flu. But they still deadly if left untreated and it’s estimated that 80% of deaths caused non-communicable diseases could prevented with early detection and treatment.