Category: Human Health
Human health is the most mysterious and the least understood facet of human life:
More important than this, is the fact that knowingly or unknowingly health is the first priority of every single individual in life whether they are aware of it or not.
People seem to be focusing a major chunk of their efforts in the pursuit of earning as much money as they can. But ask them if they would be okay with trading their health by contracting a serious disease for as much money as they can imagine and they will simply shrug off the idea.
What will YOU do?
Whether you are aware of it or not, you will not be able to enjoy all your money unless you possess a good health to be able to do so.
But the problem with human health on the planet is that unluckily it has already become the weakest facet of human life.
Overall, about 13% of the world’s adult population (11% of men and 15% of women) was obese in 2014. In 2014, 39% of adults aged 18 years and over (38% of men and 40% of women) were overweight. The worldwide prevalence of obesity more than doubled between 1980 and 2014.
Diabetes is now a disease that affects 371 million people worldwide, and 187 million of them do not even know they have the disease, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).
Nearly half of all African-American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease, 48 percent of women and 46 percent of men. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the world and the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 375,000 Americans a year.
An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, with 250,000 annual deaths attributed to the disease. It is estimated that the number of people with asthma will grow by more than 100 million by 2025.
60 to 70 million people are affected by all digestive diseases in the US alone.
Migraine is the third most common disease in the world (behind dental caries and tension-type headache) with an estimated global prevalence of 14.7% (that’s around 1 in 7 people). Migraine is more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined. Chronic migraine affects approximately 2% of the world population.
Symptomatic osteoarthritis generally affects from 10 percent to 15 percent of populations worldwide, with 27 million affected in the United States, and 8.5 million affected in the United Kingdom.
One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide.
Lifetime Risk of Developing Cancer: Approximately 39.0 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer of any site at some point during their lifetime, based on 2011-2013 data. Prevalence of This Cancer: In 2013, there were an estimated 14,140,254 people living with cancer of any site in the United States.
In 2015, an estimated 36.7 million people were living with HIV (including 1.8 million children) – a global HIV prevalence of 0.8%. A vast majority of this number lives in low- and middle- income countries. In the same year, 1.1 million people died of AIDS-related illnesses.
All this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more patients and many more diseases not listed anywhere simply because they are never reported.
Human health is in peril!
And the worst thing is that the medical fraternity is just not able to put a check to the numbers affected by these lifestyle diseases, what to say of eradicating them completely.
But a bigger question than this is why after all such great numbers contract these life-debilitating diseases at all!
What essentially is it that makes us prone to falling in the trap of an unhealthy life?
Let’s explore human health further here…