The Harvard School of Public Health has done a study and estimated that the economic burden of these ailments for India will be approximately $6.2 trillion for years 2012-30. Are you confused about how much money it is? 1 trillion = 100,000 crore , go figure ! This amount is nearly nine times the total health expenditure during the previous 19 years of $710 billion.
Lifestyle Diseases In India
Are you aware of what includes Lifestyle diseases?
According to Wikipedia – Lifestyle diseases (also sometimes called diseases of longevity or diseases of civilization interchangeably) are diseases that appear to increase in frequency as countries become more industrialized and people live longer.
In short, lifestyle diseases are all about unhealthy diets, junk food, sedentary lifestyles, smoking, and drinking.
Lifestyle diseases in India include Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, asthma, cancer, chronic liver disease or cirrhosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, chronic renal failure, osteoporosis, stroke, depression, and obesity.
Let’s talk about lifestyle diseases in India from which most of us suffer. Sometimes we choose to ignore them! These are body aches (all kind of aches after sitting in the office for long hours or headache due to stress etc etc etc), depression, vitamin D deficiency, hypertension, diabetes, heart issues, Blood pressure, high cholesterol, Obesity … Phew! I am tired listing more!
Are you doing your bit to save yourself and your family from these Lifestyle diseases that have coiled all around us?