Rising obesity in young people is causing lifestyle diseases. More Indians are becoming diabetic at an younger age. A survey released by Max Healthcare on ‘Rising Juvenile Obesity’ in the Delhi-NCR notes that hypertension is not restricted to a specific gender or age bracket.
The survey found that youngsters are increasingly suffering from hypertension, hormonal issues and diabetes. A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report lists Non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease.
Lifestyle diseases can be prevented by shifting to a preventive mindset. It is far more affordable to prevent a disease rather than cure it. And as is the case with most lifestyle diseases, once a person is diagnosed with one, it becomes a life long burden. Lifestyle changes and regular checkups may enable us to live a long and healthy life.