Today, with the help of proper medication and advanced medical treatments, many fatal diseases have been eradicated. However, we are still faced with some fatal diseases that require special attention, so that India’s health systems can be made stronger.
As the medical and healthcare industry in India has advanced drastically with time, a lot has changed in the country. However, the country is still facing challenges to fight some deadly diseases that just don’t seem to declare exodus.
Here is the list of 7 deadly diseases in India-
1. Ischemic Heart Disease
24.8 % of the deaths that happen in India are due to cardiovascular disease. Though this disease is avoidable; number of people dying due to heart disease is increasing every year. With accurate knowledge about the risk associated and the factors and precautions, one can reduce the chances of getting this disease and also reduce the possibility of death. Heart disease is majorly caused by tobacco smoking, unhealthy diet, obesity, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heredity. It can be prevented by taking some precautions like quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet and maintaining healthy weight.
2. Respiratory Diseases
10.2 % of deaths in India are caused by lower respiratory diseases. The main factors that cause respiratory diseases are air pollution, asbestosis, smoking etc. One can reduce the chances of getting this disease by avoiding occupational risks, inhaling pure air, eating a healthy diet, and quitting smoking. These are proven and most effective ways to prevent any respiratory diseases.
10.1 % of deaths in India are caused by Tuberculosis. This disease is highly contagious and the TB germs can be easily spread when people who are infected with it cough, sneeze, laugh or even talk. This disease can be prevented by vaccinations, maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle and preventive tests at regular intervals.
4. Malignant and Other Tumors
9.4% deaths in India are due to malignant and other tumors. Causes of this deadly disease are chemical or toxic compound exposures, genetics, pathogens, ionizing radiation and some unknown causes. This disease can be prevented by eating a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco, maintaining a healthy weight and staying active, regular medical care and immunization.
5. Digestive and Diarrheal Diseases
5.1 % of deaths in India are caused by digestive disorders accounts. Diarrheal disease accounts for approximately 5.0% of the deaths in India. The major causes of digestive and diarrheal disease are unhealthy foods, medication, bacterial infections, use of any steroids and sulpha drugs. The chances of getting such disease can be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle.
The second most common cause of death among Indians is suicide, mostly seen in people aged between 15-29 years. 3.0 % of the total deaths in India are because of suicide. These can be prevented by stress-relief treatments, counselling and rehabilitation.
2.8 % of the total disease–related deaths in India are because of Malaria. About 95% of the country’s population lives in malaria endemic areas as per research. Parasitic transmission through mosquitoes causes Malaria. Chances of getting this deadly disease can be reduced by using repellents to prevent mosquito bites, while living in unhygienic places.
Now since you are aware of the deadly disease which could cost you your precious life, do take the needed precautions as yours and your loved ones lives are in your own hands. So do take care!