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7 things that increase women’s risk of lifestyle diseases

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Because of unhealthy lifestyles, women worldwide experience unique health problems. By keeping a healthy weight, one can cut risk of chronic illnesses by 80%.
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A key global public health problem is chronic diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that by 2030, chronic lifestyle diseases would be responsible for 70% of all fatalities worldwide.

Women all across the world have particular health issues because of bad lifestyles.

According to Dr. Paula Goel, the majority of women are hardwired to put their family’s needs before their own, often disregarding their own health in the process. And if they are working women juggling home and job, this is made worse. Managing your time between work and home needs tremendous skill.

This may result in irregular eating habits, missed meals, insufficient sleep, stress, insufficient physical activity, addictions, and unhealthy interpersonal connections, all of which promote the onset of lifestyle diseases (chronic diseases or non-communicable diseases).

Here are all the main reasons why women develop lifestyle diseases and how to prevent them. Be sure to heed the advice and maintain your health.
Which major lifestyle disorders affect women most often?

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Among the problems caused by a sedentary lifestyle include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and various forms of cancer. They place an enormous financial strain on health systems since they can result in loss of independence, years of infirmity, or death.

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What steps can you take to prevent lifestyle diseases?
Chronic illness risk is reduced by 80% by maintaining a healthy weight, engaging in regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, and quitting smoking. All lifestyle diseases, often known as silent killers, are caused by a poor lifestyle since they frequently start in childhood, progress slowly over time, and manifest suddenly.

What makes women more susceptible to lifestyle diseases?

Unhealthy dietary practices
Unhealthy eating habits and erratic meal times cause covert hunger, which results in the loss of micronutrients and subsequent deficiencies.
Stress

Lack of sleep, stress, and physical inactivity all lead to weight growth

Cortisol levels rise as a result of stress and sleep deprivation, which causes the body to become inflamed. Cortisol causes cravings and increased hunger, which result in weight gain. Pre-diabetes, hypertension, hormonal issues, and finally PCOS may result from this.

Age
As early as age 35, women are at a high risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the main cause of preventable death among women.

Menopause
By raising HDL (good) cholesterol and lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol before menopause, a woman’s natural estrogen can shield her from lifestyle diseases, particularly heart disease. After menopause, women’s total cholesterol levels are higher than men’s. Triglyceride levels are an important consideration.

Diabetes
Diabetes, combined with risk factors like obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol, raises the risk of heart disease in women more than it does in men. In women who have already experienced a heart attack, diabetes increases the risk of a second attack and heart failure.

Metabolic syndrome
Heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are more likely to strike women who have metabolic syndrome, which comprises a big waist, high blood pressure, glucose intolerance, low HDL cholesterol, and high triglycerides.

Smoking
Women who smoke are more likely than men to have a heart attack. Persistent, low-grade inflammation affects a number of disorders, including cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and others.

What lifestyle disorders should women avoid?
The risk of dying from lifestyle diseases is decreased by establishing healthy habits, increasing physical activity, giving up smoking, controlling body weight with a high-fiber, low-fat diet, getting enough sleep, steering clear of excessive alcohol use, managing stress, and seeking support when necessary.

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