Diseases That Can Kill

Diseases That Can Kill

Fullerton : CA : USA | Jun 25, 2012 at 11:41 PM PDT
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Diseases are the major cause of millions of deaths every year. Given below are six diseases that kill maximum number of people every year:

Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases are to be blamed for about 29% of deaths worldwide, annually. Diseases that refer to heart or blood vessels are all cardiovascular diseases. In the US, it is the number one cause for death. According to stats, around 3 million people fall prey to these diseases every year. Some of the most common cardiovascular diseases are endocarditis (inflammation of the heart) and Cor pulmonale (failure of the right side of the heart).

Parasitic and Infectious Diseases

People don’t pay much attention to parasitic and infectious diseases, neglecting the fact that they kill more than 2.5 million people every year, making them the second bigger killer in the world. Some of the common diseases are yellow fever, influenza and tuberculosis. The good part about these diseases is that most of them are curable; however, due to various reasons people fail to get treated on time.

Ischemic Heart Disease (ISD)

Ischemic Heart Disease, also known as Myocardial Ischaemia, is the cause of 12.6% of deaths worldwide, every year. Both developed and developing countries have a high rate of such diseases. This is the condition where the blood supply to the heart is distorted. The chances of ISD increase with age. Some of the common symptoms are angina and decreased mobility.

Malignant Neoplasm

Malignant Neoplasm, normally known as cancer, is the cause of over 12.4% deaths every year. It is the condition where there is an unregulated cell growth. There are many kinds of cancers such as the lung cancer, blood cancer and brain cancer. Cure to this disease is available, but it is very expensive and is more effective if the cancer is detected in the early stages. It’s common in almost every part of the world and is the forth biggest killer in the world.

Cerebrovascular Disease

Cerebrovascular disease is the cause of around 10% deaths worldwide. Generally known as stroke, it is very common among old people. It’s mostly caused by a brain dysfunction that is caused by the flow of blood, in and out of the brain. Hypertension is one major cause of this disease. It damages the blood vessels and endothelium, causing flow. Often, due to very high blood pressure, blood vessels rapture causing immediate death.

Respiratory Infection

Respiratory infections are a leading cause of death. There are many kinds of respiratory infections that affect the lungs, trachea, nose, pharynx and larynx. Respiratory infections are classified into upper respiratory and lower respiratory tract infections. Some of the common symptoms include sneezing, fever and a runny nose.

PaulCook is based in Fullerton, California, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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