Lifestyle Diseases In India

Did you miss the news in TOI that Indians would spend $6 Trillion On Lifestyle Diseases ?  I am shocked !

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 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 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 is 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.

Lifestyle diseases in india

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 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 ?

Will you pass these Lifestyle diseases to your next generation? THINK….!!

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  1. Anamika says

    I think we all are doing something or the other to save our family from these deadly diseases…It’s strange that day by day whole world is getting aware of these diseases and still getting grabbed by it…

    • Tarun Preet says

      Ana , we are doing out bit but its not enough. How will a person eat healthy looking at the inflation ? On one hand a McDonald burger costs 25 rs and on the other we cant even think of being able to buy any vegies for Rs 25. Strange !

  2. sahana says

    Exactly.. Sometimes it feels like the fit are getting fitter and vice versa. I guess the number of people embracing fitness are less as compared to the ones who are letting go. That is why this discrepancy is being reported :(

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