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Is Diabetes Infectious Or Noninfectious?

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Noninfectious Diseases

CONCEPT In contrast to infectious, or extrinsic, diseases, noninfectious, or intrinsic, conditions are neither contagious nor communicable. They arise from inside the body as a result of hereditary conditions or other causes, such as dietary deficiencies. Although infectious forms historically have been the most life-threatening varieties of disease and remain so even today in much of the world, non-infectious disease is a far more serious concern in industrialized nations, such as the United States. Some categories of intrinsic diseases include stress-related, dietary, and autoimmune conditions as well as diseases of unknown origin. Additionally, there are several other categories we examine in this essay: hereditary diseases, such as hemophilia; glandular conditions, of which diabetes mellitus is a powerful example; and cancer, of which there are approximately 100 different varieties. HOW IT WORKS THE THREAT OF NONINFECTIOUS DISEASES The world has long suffered under the threat of infectious diseases, some of which include smallpox, chicken pox, cholera, malaria, diphtheria, scarlet fever, influenza, polio, pneumonia, and even the common cold. Except for the last one, which is ra Continue reading >>

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  1. Gangadharan Nair

    Cancer
    Around one third of deaths from cancer are due to the 5 leading behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol use.
    Tobacco use is the most important risk factor for cancer and is responsible for approximately 22% of cancer deaths.

    Cancer causing infections, such as hepatitis and human papilloma virus (HPV), are responsible for up to 25% of cancer cases in low- and middle-income countries
    Cardiovascular diseases

    Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioural risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol using population-wide strategies.
    Diabetes mellitus

    Healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco use are ways to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

    Diabetes can be treated and its consequences avoided or delayed with diet, physical activity, medication and regular screening and treatment for complications.

  2. Imteaz A Khan

    Sedentary Lifestyle , decreased physical activity,stressful life, exposure to carcinogens, increased consumption of tobacco, alcohol, junk food and presence of insecticides and pesticides in water and agricultural produce are heavily responsible. Also , advanced medical technique helps in identifying the above mentioned diseases more readily than the earlier times. So, all this adds up and makes one feel that there is rapid increase in incidence of such cases, where as previously many such cases were left undiagnosed due to ignorance or lack of diagnostic tools. One more fact is that there is increase in life expectancy and thus many age related diseases such as diabetes or cardiac problems manifest in the target population.

  3. Harsha Tks

    They're all self gifts.. We weren't designed to live life the way we are living now.. Stress has proven association with all those diseases.. Food we eat is not proper.. Water is contaminated air we breath is polluted..

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