Top 7 Deadliest Diseases In The World

2024/04/27 13:43:08 IST

Ischemic heart disease

    This is the leading cause of death globally according to the World Health Organization (WHO), causing millions of deaths each year. Its a type of coronary artery disease that reduces blood flow to the heart. Untreated Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) can lead to chest pain, heart failure and arrhythmias.

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    A stroke occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is interrupted. Brain cells start to die in minutes. Strokes are the second leading cause of death globally. It is believed that people who receive treatment with in 3 hours of receiving treatment.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

    This is a progressive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. COPD can develop over many years as a result of inhaling harmful substances, such as cigarette smoke. There is not cure of this problem but it can be slowed down with medications or stop smoking.

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Lower respiratory infections

    These include diseases like pneumonia and bronchitis. Lower respiratory infections are the fourth leading cause of death worldwide which can be caused due to bacteria. Coughing is the common symptom in these diseases.

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Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers

    These are the most common type of cancer overall. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide among both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. Other than smoking household pollution also adds to this.

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Neonatal conditions

    These are problems that occur in the first month of life. They include premature birth complications, birth defects, and newborn infections. Neonatal conditions are the sixth leading cause of death worldwide.

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Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

    Dementia is a loss of thinking, memory, and reasoning skills that interferes with a persons daily life. Alzheimers disease is the most common cause of dementia. Alzheimers disease and other dementias are the fifth leading cause of death worldwide.

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Various factors responsible

    Defining DANGEROUS can be tricky. This list is based on global data of deadliest diseases, based on a combination of factors including mortality rate, ease of transmission, and societal impact. The leading causes of death can vary depending on factors like age, location, and socioeconomic status.

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