Chronic disease is an important global public health issue. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2030, chronic lifestyle diseases will account for 70 percent of global deaths. Due to the unhealthy lifestyle of women around the world, they have to face various health problems.
Dr. Paula Goel, pediatrician, founder and consultant pediatrician at Faith Clinic, says: “Most women do not care about their health. In fact, they ignore it. On the contrary, they work hard to take care of the family. When they are working women, the situation becomes even more complicated. She tries to balance both home and office. Balancing home and work is a difficult process. This requires a lot of skill.
Irregular eating patterns, not eating, lack of sleep, stress, lack of physical activity, drug addiction, bad relationships – all these contribute to the emergence of lifestyle diseases (chronic diseases or non-communicable diseases).
What are some of the major lifestyle diseases in women?
Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and some types of cancer are also some of the lifestyle diseases. Due to this, many health problems and even death occur.
What can you do to prevent lifestyle diseases?
Maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet and not smoking can reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases by up to 80 percent. Unhealthy lifestyle is the main cause of all lifestyle diseases. These often appear in childhood. Evolve silently over time. These appear without warning, they are also called silent killers.
What increases the risk of lifestyle diseases in women?
unhealthy eating habits
Unhealthy eating habits and irregular eating can lead to hidden hunger. This means that there may be a micronutrient deficiency.
Stress, lack of sleep and lack of physical activity contribute to weight gain. Stress and lack of sleep increase levels of the hormone cortisol, which causes inflammation in the body. Cortisol increases hunger and cravings. This increases the weight. This can lead to pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, hormonal problems and eventually PCOS.
Women from the age of 35 get heart disease and diabetes. Heart disease is the leading cause of preventable death in women.
Before menopause, a woman can protect herself from lifestyle diseases, especially heart disease, by increasing her estrogen levels by raising HDL (good) cholesterol and lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol. Postmenopausal women have higher total cholesterol levels than men. Triglyceride levels are an important factor.
Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease in women compared to men who have risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Diabetes doubles the risk of a second heart attack and heart attack in women who have already had a heart attack.
Women with metabolic syndrome may have problems with a fat waist, high blood pressure, glucose intolerance, low HDL cholesterol, and high triglycerides. They are more likely to have heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Women who smoke are more likely to have a heart attack than men. Heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and other diseases are all affected by chronic, low-grade inflammation.
How can women avoid lifestyle diseases?
Adopting healthy behaviors, improving physical activity, smoking cessation, high fiber, low-fat diet to control body weight, good sleep habits, avoiding excessive alcohol, managing stress and getting help when needed.