Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions, defined as over three months, which can usually be controlled but not cured.

Chronic diseases and conditions — such as heart disease, cancer and type-2 diabetes — are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. They currently account for 60% of all global deaths, 79% of which occur in the developing world. Chronic diseases are diseases of affluence linked by common and preventable risk factors like high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and being overweight, as a result of behavioural choices like physical inactivity, poor diet and smoking.

Prevention is the key to ward off chronic conditions. Understanding what the risk factors are, for example understanding that poor diet, physical inactivity and obesity can lead to heart disease, type-2 diabetes and cancer, should lead you to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle which will work wonders for your short term and long term health.

The mainstream has been unable to come up with effective ways to treat chronic disease. Not only have some of the mainstream’s recommendations been misguided when it comes to combatting common chronic conditions but that the gold-standard treatments prescribed to millions of people are often ineffective. The medication often prescribed for chronic diseases can be massively detrimental to your health but sometimes even cause the health concern you are trying to avoid. One study suggests that between 1999 and 2009, the popular diabetes drug Avandia resulted in 50,000 people suffering from a stroke, heart attack, heart failure or died. It was also reported that it increased the risk of heart attacks by 30-40 per cent.

Our message at the Daily Health understands that chronic disease can be prevented by taking active measures to protect and improve your health. So, if you’re looking for alternatives and a different perspective on chronic disease, you’ve come to the right place.

Latest Articles in Chronic Disease

Breast Cancer

Could chemotherapy help spread breast cancer cells?

A very close friend of mine recently got diagnosed with breast cancer. I know she's a fighter and I know she will beat this. But still, if I think about the road ahead of her in h...

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statin drugs

Doctors are finally seeing the truth about statin drugs

For nearly two decades we’ve been warning our readers against the dangers of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. And if you are over the age of 50 (and in some cases even younger)...

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Are you ignoring the symptoms of a mini stroke?

According to the recent State of the Nation report, stroke occurs approximately 152,000 times a year in the UK — one every 3 minutes 27 seconds. Worldwide, first-time incidence o...

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heart attack

Heart attack survivors could live longer by eating more fibre

Earlier this month I told about how a combination of unhealthy eating and increasingly sedentary lifestyles can cause your heart to age prematurely, which is why I want to tell you...

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Belly fat increases risk of cancer

Increasing your risk of cancer is not something you think about when you indulge in a bowl of ice cream… or dip into a packet of chocolate buttons. While the odd sugary or carb-...

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Blood pressure spikes… from potatoes?

Here in the UK we love our Sunday roast… it's an institution… but sadly, it turns out that those delicious brown and crispy roasted potatoes can send your blood pressure sky hi...

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Starve cancer by cutting sugar

Previously, I told you how drinking tea – especially green tea – can be a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer. And since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there...

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Do you know how old your heart is?

It may sound like an odd question, but do you know how old your heart is? If you assume it’s the same number as your actual age, you may need to think again… It turns out that...

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How statin drugs put the elderly at risk

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs have now become the most prescribed drug in the world... and if you are over the age of 55 (if not younger) it's more than likely that your doctor...

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Have a cuppa against cancer

She's one of the Silver Screen's darlings and over the decades Olivia Newton-John has inspired many women around the world, especially since she survived breast cancer 25 years ago...

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