Life style Disorders

Lifestyle is the way we look at life and the choices we make every day. What we eat, how we sleep and even the way we respond to different situations have far-reaching consequences on our health.

Diseases are caused by germs, mutant genes or wear and tear of cells because of old age. Lifestyle was not a disease-causing agent till the last century, when the mad rush for goals, small and big, started upsetting both the body and mind. For instance, a direct fallout of a fast life is stress, which can have a paralyisng effect on life. Blood pressure shoots up, and high blood pressure can even cause a stroke.

Thus life style diseases are those whose origin can be traced to the way we live. Understanding the maladies will help us make informed choices. The health issues associated with lifestyle are like this:

STRESS:

  • High blood pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Risk of stroke and heart diseases
  • Causes chronic fatigue
  • Digestive Upsets
  • Headaches
  • Backpain
  • Aggravates asthma attacks
  • Smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse and overeating are likely fallouts.

DIET

  • Heart Diseases including Stroke, High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Dental Diseases
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis

SMOKING

  • Lung Diseases
  • Heart Diseases
  • Cancers
  • Osteoporosis
  • Leg pain
  • Wrinkling of facial skin

IRREGULAR SLEEP

  • Impaired Mental Functioning
  • Stress and Depression
  • Heart Disease
  • Headache

ALCHOLISM

  • Liver Disorders including cirrhosis
  • Stomach Problems and ulcers
  • Diseases of the Central Nervous System

SEDENTARY LIFE

  • Obesity
  • Heart Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Cardio vascular diseases
  • Increases risk of colon and breast cancer
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
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