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

Finger prick blood test

Is finger-prick blood testing worth the effort?

It’s no secret, type 2 diabetes has turned into a growing global epidemic. And if there is one thing I know for sure, then it is that I will do anything in my power not to become...

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Toxic labeled test tubes

Would you feed a dying cancer patient this toxic soup?

Picture this: You are a terminally ill cancer patient. During the last days of your life, you begin to have problems with digesting food and as a result care workers send you ‘he...

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Pregnant tummy

The battle against diabetes and obesity begins in the womb

New research shows how the diet of a pregnant mother can impact the health of her unborn child, in particular when it comes to the risk of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In addition,...

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Seal oil for diabetic neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common and troublesome complications of diabetes. It often affects the feet and if left untreated can lead to the formation of crippling fo...

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Varicose veins

Preventing diabetic foot ulcers needs greater priority

Today, I want to share with you an interesting article written by one of our contributing editors, nutritionist, Dr Martin Hum. It concerns a major health risk that many people wit...

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breast cancer

Are You Avoiding The Very Thing You Need To Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

Cancer. It's a tricky topic to talk about and one of the reasons for this is the fact that it is a very personal disease, which affects sufferers and their families in many differe...

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Statins And The Risk Of Internal Bleeding

If you are a regular reader of the Daily Health, then you've heard it all before from me when it comes to the use of cholesterol-lowering statins. Some people think that the warni...

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Surgery, NHS

Why Are Diabetics Offered Surgery Almost As “A Standard”?

If you suffer with diabetes, it could sound like a dream come true... Eat whatever you want… for as long as you want… and then all your weight problems are solved with surgery....

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Ibuprofen Could Help Prevent Skin Cancer?

Previously, I told you how about a ridiculous study where fruit flies and worms were given daily doses of ibuprofen and the researchers reported that as a result of this "drug inte...

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Statin drugs

Should You Really Be Taking That Super-Strong Statin?

Six million people in the UK take a cholesterol-lowering statin drug. Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), issued 3 years ago, recommended...

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