Avoid These Top Causes of Death, Live Longer

lungsWe all want to live longer. This is why we have to be healthy at all times. However, modern lifestyle sometimes does not permit us to do so. Unhealthy food, poor hygiene habits, polluted environments contribute to this problem.

An article from http://www.punchng.com has talked about some deadly diseases which can cut your life short. 

Ischaemic heart disease. This disease is caused by a reduced blood supply to the heart, and scientists say it is the most common cause of death in most western countries. Most ischaemic heart diseases are caused by atherosclerosis — a condition in which an artery wall thickens as a result of the accumulation of fatty materials such as cholesterol and triglyceride. Risk factors include hypertension, unhealthy blood cholesterol level, lack of physical activity, age, family history of early heart disease, sleep apnoea, alcohol, and stress.

Stroke. A stroke is caused by an interruption of the blood supply to the brain, usually because a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot. This cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, causing damage to the brain tissue. Common symptoms of a stroke are sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg, which is most often found on one side of the body. Other symptoms include confusion, difficulty speaking or understanding speech; difficulty seeing with one or both eyes; difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; severe headache with no known cause; fainting or unconsciousness.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This refers to a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make breathing difficult. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that make up COPD. Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from the lungs. Emphysema occurs when the air sacs (alveoli) at the end of the smallest air passages (bronchioles) in the lungs are gradually destroyed. Damage to the lungs from COPD can’t be reversed, though treatment can help control symptoms and minimise further damage.

Lung cancers. Lung cancer happens as a result of uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs, usually in the cells that line the air passages, intense coughing, pain in the chest, shoulder, or back due to coughing; changes in the colour of the mucus that is coughed up from the lower airways; difficulty breathing and swallowing, hoarseness of the voice, harsh sounds while breathing (stridor), chronic bronchitis or pneumonia, and coughing up blood, or seeing blood in the sputum.

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