Get rid of the Top Four for good!
There are a number of diseases that have become quite common over the past century. All of these typically strike quite hard and can even be fatal. They cause pain, grief, and worry not only to the patient, but also to their families and friends. However, we are not entirely vulnerable. By learning more about these diseases, we can also know how to prevent them from occurring. Learn how:
1. Heart disease
Among the main types of heart disease are heart attacks, heart defects or failure, coronary artery disease, and arrhythmias. For most episodes of heart disease, common symptoms include chest pains and shortness of breath. A simple way to prevent heart disease is by living a healthy lifestyle regularly and consistently. This means maintaining a balanced diet, exercising sufficiently, and avoiding tobacco, excess alcohol, and other harmful chemicals. Even so, some heart disease may be due to genetics. Reduce the risk of heart disease and its deadly partner, coronary artery disease, by treating the conditions that contribute to them: high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.
2. Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is most commonly caused by lengthy, unprotected sun exposure. It can show up as bumps, lesions, nodules, or moles on the skin. If you ever notice any of these things on your skin where previously there was none, consult a doctor at once before it worsens. To prevent it, always use a good sunscreen and use a hat and sunglasses when you are outdoors. A sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or 45 will provide adequate protection, but remember to reapply it after a couple of hours.
When the normal supply of blood that goes to the brain is interrupted, it causes a stroke. It is vital for the brain to receive that blood, and without that, it can start to shut down. Stroke is another disease that is cardiovascular. When someone starts to have a stroke, they usually find one side of their body is numb or unable to move normally. Additionally, they may have problems with vision, talking, and balance. In case of any of these warning signs, rush the person to the hospital right away. To prevent a stroke, attend an annual physical check-up and maintain a consistently healthy lifestyle in terms of exercise, diet, and abstinence from tobacco.
4. Lung Disease
Lung cancer is hard to find and tough to treat. However, lung cancer is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. Firstly, smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer. It is estimated that 87% of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking. Secondly, fruits and vegetables are rich with antioxidants and flavonoids which help protect your cell’s DNA and repair damaged cells. Thirdly, if you are exposed to fumes, dust, chemicals, etc in the workplace, talk to your employer about limiting exposure. Associated with lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can also include infections, emphysema, some forms of asthma and chronic bronchitis
These simple changes in our eating habits and lifestyle can mean a lot of difference! We’d say start adopting to this change and start living a healthier lifestyle!