Diseases of modern life
During the last 400 year, the average human lifespan has increased from 40 to 75 years. Advances in medical science have mainly contributed to this by controlling the life-threatening infectious disease.
However, this has created another problem, known as ‘population ageing”. Today around 580 million elderly (60 years and more) people live in the world. By 2020 the number of elderly people worldwide will reach 1000 million.
In this scenario, chronic degenerative diseases such as heart disease and cancer are the biggest problems faced by medical scientists. Environmental pollution changed food habits.
As a result, the demand for health care services in cardiovascular, neurological, cancer and rheumatological, and other physical and mental problems of the old will gradually increase.
Most people desire a long life. The bad way to ensure that a prison will reach old age in good health and be capable of contributing to society intellectually, spiritually and physically is to encourage him/her to adopt preventive measures against common degenerative diseases.