The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that chronic lifestyle diseases would be the cause of 70% of all fatalities worldwide in 2030. Because they disregard their health, women all over the world are more susceptible to chronic lifestyle diseases. The majority of housewives neglect their health since they are so preoccupied caring for their families and children. On the other hand, working women find it challenging to balance job and home life while still paying care to their health. Maintaining a balance between work and home is difficult, and this may result in irregular eating habits, missed meals, lack of sleep, increased stress, decreased physical activity, addictions, and strained interpersonal relationships, all of which have a negative impact on one's health and contribute to chronic lifestyle diseases.
Which diseases are affected by lifestyle?
- Cardiac problems
- Metabolic Complications
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Some Types Of Cancer
What can you do?
- Make sure to have a healthy weight
- Regular exercising is a healthy habit
- Maintain a balanced and healthy diet
- Eliminate or reduce smoking
What increases the chance of these diseases?
Unhealthy eating habits: Unregular meal times cause concealed hunger, which results in the loss of micronutrients and vitamin deficits, which can cause a variety of diseases.
Stress: Lack of sleep along with no or little physical activity causes weight gain. There is considerable rise in the secretion of hormone Cortisol when you suffer from sleep deprivation and stress and it leads to inflammation in the body. Cortisol increases hunger and carvings which results in weight gain and this will give result to Pre Diabetes, High BP, Hormonal problem and finally to PCOS.
Age: Cardiac diseases and diabetes are two most common concerns that arise due to aging. However, it can be prevented and managed if there is controlled lifestyle. Did you know heart disease is one of the main cauases of fatality among women? After 35 years of age, women become more prone to many diseases.
Menopause: Before menopause, typically the amount of Estrogen is more in any women's body and it helps from protecting from many diseases. It increases HDL and decreasing LDL that affects the cardiac complications. Triglyceride level are a significant factor that affects the health after menopause.
Diabetes: Diabetes increases doubles the risk of a second heart attack and there are plenty of cases that reported heart failure in women who already have a heart attack and were prone to diabetes.
Metabolic Syndrome: Large waist, high BP, Glucose intolerance, low HDL cholesterol, High Triglycerides are the main cause for cardiac complications which can also result in severe stroke and diabetes.
Smoking: 80% of chronic lifestyle disease is caused by smoking. Smoking results in heart attack, cardiovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. Getting involved in physical activity, reducing or stopping to smoke, eating low fat diet, weight control, a good sleep, avoiding alcohol and stress are all good suggestions that, if followed, can help women reduce the chances of unforeseen health complications.
Always remember, prevention is better than cure.