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    Silent Killer Diseases

    1. 'Silent killer disease' are diseases that produces minimum or no symptoms and are capable of causing death if not treated.

    2. Heart disease, hypertension and diabetes are major silent killer diseases.

    3. There are other lesser known silent diseases that include primary amyloidosis, Renal cell cancer , pancreatic cancer, Hepatitis B or C infection to name a few.

    4. Heart disease is the number one silent killer disease. The main risk factorsthat contribute to this increased risk include - Hypertension, smoking, sedentary lifestyle and raised cholesterol.

    5. Cancer as group is the next big silent killer and comes a close second. Estimated deaths in a year due to cancer is 6.2 million. 1 in 8 death occurs due to cancer and it outnumbers death due to AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria combined.

    6. Smoking is an important risk factor for silent killer disease like cancers and heart diseases. Smoking causes 87% of lung cancer.

    7. Mesothelioma another silent killer is almost always due to inhalation of asbestos fibers and at present there is no known cure for this very lethal cancer.

    8. There are 246 million people with diabetes in the world and every year it is estimated that 3.2 million people die due to the diabetes or its related causes.

    9. Obstructive Sleep apnea is risk factor of stroke and sudden death during sleep. The increase in obesity has also increased its risk and incidence.

    10. Silent epidemic that is potentially a threat to the health of the world include liver infection from Hepatitis B and C viruses. It can cause cirrhosis, liver cancer and death. Both these viruses have infected almost 530 million people in the world. Every year there are 3 to 4 million people who are newly infected by the viruses. There is no cure or vaccine for chronic hepatitis C infection.




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    Re: Silent Killer Diseases

    hoooo thanks for sharing sudha...

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    Re: Silent Killer Diseases

    welcome latha....

    In reality there is only Now. If you know how to handle this moment you know how to handle the whole eternity-Jaggi vasudev .

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    Re: Silent Killer Diseases

    These are really very dangerous diseases...thanks for sharing


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