Increased incidence of urbanization and globalization along with the changes in dietary habits and preferences have raised lifestyle diseases over the past decade.
Poor eating habits, unhealthy diet, decreased time for exercise and stress have been contributing factors for the exponential rise in chronic conditions like hypertension, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, bone disorders, hormonal disorders, neurological disorders, respiratory disorders, depression and cancer.
As occupation plays an important role in the health status of an individual, jobs with long hours of work on computers have lead to lethargic, unhealthy bodies and minds. There is a need to encourage Preventive health practices to improve the health status of masses and to keep a check on healthcare expenditure on Curative Health practices.a
Preventive care provisions like Social Counseling on female feticide, prenatal care, well-woman visits, domestic violence screening, support for breastfeeding equipment and contraception if implemented and executed on National and International level could result in less women getting sick leads to healthy families, forming healthy societies, as women are at its core.
This is considered preventive care because it’s cheaper to provide good nutrition and alcohol/drug counseling for the mother than treat premature births and fetal alcohol syndrome.
Economic empowerment of women is also transgenerational, women who have the dignity of a roof above their heads and food on their tables make better choices not just for themselves but for their families, including their children. Policies that help turn the tide against the feminization of poverty and toward enabling women to lead lives of sustainable economic advancement and self-reliance will at the same time improve the health and mental well-being of future generations, and contribute to ensure that development is socially and economically inclusive.
All diseases that occur solely, or principally, in the tropics. Infectious diseases that thrive in hot, humid conditions, such as Malaria, African trypanosomiasis, Dengue. Tuberculosis, are commonly referred to as tropical diseases. These are also often termed as neglected diseases as the people who are most affected by these diseases are often the poorest populations, living in remote/rural areas, urban slums or conflict zones. Infections are caused by unsafe water, poor housing conditions and poor sanitation and children are the most vulnerable to these diseases. If implemented and followed through, even the simplest of community based interventions (awareness of Personal, domestic and community hygiene and cleanliness, environmental sanitation and sanitary habits) carried by non specialists, like school teachers and local volunteers could prevent, eliminate and even eradicate these diseases.
Mental and Behavioral Health Treatment
Lack of awareness and the stigma attached to the mental disorders fails societies to support the victims. Cultural and social pressures further make it difficult for people to talk about the problems they may be facing at home or work with their families. These may vary from mild to severe. However, these problems need to be addressed with the help of a medical expert as denial or ignorance are never a solution. Citizens suffering from mental issues cost society more from emergency rooms, police action, and jails.