NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases)
Non-communicable disease (NCD) is a medical condition or disease that is non-infectious or non-transmissible. NCDs can refer to chronic diseases which last for long periods of time and progress slowly.
- 63% of deaths around the world are caused by NCDs
- 73% of deaths in Thailand as a result of NCDs (higher than the global average)
- More than 9 million people will die from NCDs before the age of 60
- All NCDs are preventable
- If you can reduce the risk factors of NCD the chances of developing cardiovascular disease, stroke ,and type 2 diabetes is reduced by 75% and it can reduce the chances of cancer by 40%.
Risk Factors (lifestyle)
- Alcohol consumption
- Lack of exercise
- Eating extremely salty or sweet foods, especially junk food
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Stroke and Heart Disease
- Certain cancers
Reducing the risk factors that contribute to NCDs can help to reduce the chance of having stroke, cardiovascular disease, and Type 2 Diabetes by 75%. It can also help to reduce the chance of cancer by 40%.