World Health Day today
World Health Day today. According to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO\'s) department of health statistics and informatics, by 2030, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) are expected to cause more than three-fourths of all deaths across nations.
More Hyderabadis prone to communicable diseases
According to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO's) department of health statistics and informatics, by 2030, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) are expected to cause more than three-fourths of all deaths across nations. In India, lifestyle diseases like Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs), diabetes and cancer are increasing at a rapid pace and are expected to cost income losses of about $236 billion by 2015. India alone accounts for 17 per cent of global deaths due to NCDs and 24 per cent of disability adjusted life years.
Therefore, this World Health Day, efforts are being made to create awareness on prevention and early detection of lifestyle diseases. By 2026, Andhra Pradesh will spend Rs 661.6 crore in treatment of NCD’s whereas for communicable diseases it will be Rs 206.1 crore.
A recent abnormality report by Indus Health Plus, pioneer in preventive healthcare, shows the growing incidences of lifestyle diseases, specially diabetes and CVDs in India.
5.8 million fatal cases every year across India. 20 per cent of these cases are in the age group of less than 40 years in south India
Cases have increased by 17.5 per cent in last one-and-a-half decade in the south Cancer
Oral cancer is 45 per cent of all cancers in males
Breast cancer accounts for 56 per cent of all cancers in women
Amongst male, the most common cancers are lung, oral, larynx, and pharynx cancer
Western style of living has increased the number of smokers in the south by 35 per cent. Working professionals, those from IT have a sedentary lifestyle and therefore smokers, drinker and junk food lovers have increased by 25-35 per cent over the past decade
According to Amol Naikawadi, preventive healthcare expert, Indus Health Plus, “The main focus of people should be on wellness and prevention of lifestyle diseases and to create a culture of healthy living among younger generation. The only way to reduce the cost of investment in treating lifestyle diseases is through investing in preventive healthcare which is one third of money invested in curative measures.”
Over the year, non-communicable diseases have become the disease of both rich and poor in Hyderabad
With a little variation in the number of heart problems detected in and around Hyderabad, it was inferred that males were more prone to heart problems, majority of them in the age group of 40-50 years
Sedentary lifestyle and lack of knowledge and importance of preventive measures for health has increased the numbers of cancer risks in Hyderabad. With high numbers of detections in USG abdomen tests, it was observed that women and men both in the age bracket of 35-50 were under the threat of prostrate and cervical cancer respectively
High intake of carbs and oil has given rise to obesity amongst both men and women. Those from the IT sector are under red alert for all of the major NCDs due to their crippled lifestyle. 80 per cent of the working population from BPO and ITES smoke and drink alcohol. Late working hours and wrong postures have added to the risk factors. Males and females, both in the age bracket of 35-45 years are victim to the lifestyle from this sector.
About 35-40 per cent of the younger and middle aged group population was found to be anemic
Improvement in income generation and rapid urbanisation causing increased exposure to risk factors could be the reasons for the substantial jump in the NCD prevalence rate in Hyderabad.