Non-communicable Disease

Also known as lifestyle diseases, these are diseases that we contract over time and rely on the choices we make during each and every day, our environment and our mental health. These diseases are non-communicable, this means that they are not passed from human to human. We can use the six pillars of wellbeing to help guide us to create change in the areas we are lacking, but sometimes this can be hard without proper guidance. Lifestyle diseases are one of, if not the worlds fastest growing concerns and taking action early is always the best option.


Six Pillars of Wellbeing

Below are some of the more common NCD’s:

Cardiovascular Diseases (like heart attacks and stroke)

Cancers

Chronic Respiratory Diseases (such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma)

Diabetes (Prediabetes , Type 2 diabetes)



Key Facts from WHO ( World Health Organisation)

  • Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally.

  • Each year, 15 million people die from an NCD between the ages of 30 and 69 years; over 85% of these "premature" deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.

  • Cardiovascular diseases account for most NCD deaths, or 17.9 million people annually, followed by cancers (9.0 million), respiratory diseases (3.9million), and diabetes (1.6 million).

  • These 4 groups of diseases account for over 80% of all premature NCD deaths.

  • Tobacco use, physical inactivity, the harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diets all increase the risk of dying from an NCD.

  • Detection, screening, and treatment of NCDs, as well as palliative care, are key components of the response to NCDs.


World Health Organisation 2004 Report

Through a Personal Wellness session we are looking at reducing our risk or reverse some of these diseases through holistic awareness of ourselves and how each component of our health affects the other, ultimately leading to greater health and happiness.

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