Here are all the major causes of lifestyle diseases in women and how you can avoid them. Make sure you follow the tips and stay healthy.
Chronic diseases is a significant global public health issue. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that chronic lifestyle diseases will account for 70 percent of global deaths by 2030. Women worldwide face unique health concerns due to unhealthy ways of living. Most women are hardwired to look after families first without paying attention to their own health and in fact neglecting it on most occasions. And this is further compounded if they are working women trying to balance home and work. Balancing home and work is a difficult process and requires considerable skill.
This may lead to irregular meal patterns, missing meals, lack of sleep, stress, lack of physical activity, addictions, poor relationships—all of which contribute to the development of lifestyle diseases (chronic diseases or non-communicable diseases).
What are some major lifestyle diseases in women?
Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and some types of cancer are some of the lifestyle diseases. They can lead to loss of independence, years of disability, or death, imposing a considerable economic burden on health services.
What can you do to keep lifestyle diseases at bay?
Maintaining a healthy weight, regularly exercising, eating a healthy diet, and not smoking reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases by 80 percent. An unhealthy lifestyle forms the root cause of all lifestyle diseases, as they often originate in childhood, develop silently over time, and manifest without warning, also called silent killers.