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Heart disease caused the most deaths worldwide in the last 20 years: WHO

Heart disease has caused the most deaths in the world in the last 20 years WHO
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Heart disease has caused the most deaths in the world in the last 20 years WHO

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart disease has caused the most deaths in the world in the last 20 years. Apart from diabetes, now dementia, or forgetting disease, is also included in the 10 diseases of the world which are snatching the lives of most people.

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The WHO released a health report. It included a death record from the year 2000 to 2019. According to the report, among the 10 diseases that cause the most deaths worldwide, 7 diseases are not spread from one person to another. Such a disease is called non-communicable diseases.

4 big things to report

1. 16% of deaths worldwide are because of heart diseases

The figures for the last 2 decades are shocking. According to the report, heart diseases account for 16% of the deaths because of diseases worldwide. In the last 20 years, deaths from ischemic heart disease have increased by over 2 million. By 2019, this figure has reached 9 million. The stroke is on the second rung.

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom says, “These figures are like a reminder that we need to rapidly prevent, investigate, and treat non-communicable diseases.” Early care of the body will only prevent such diseases and will also fight the global epidemic. ‘

2. Respiratory patients have the highest number of deaths after heart diseases

According to the report, the highest number of deaths after heart disease was due to respiratory diseases. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is on the third and Lower Respiratory Infection on the fourth. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease accounts for 6% of deaths. At the same time, in the last 20 years, there were 2.6 million deaths because of lower respiratory infections. The highest number of deaths followed by newborns.

3. Diabetes death cases increased by 70% in two decades

According to the WHO, diabetes is also responsible for increasing the number of deaths. It is ranked 9th. In the last two decades, diabetes deaths have increased by 70%. Males make up 80 percent of it. 65% of women in dementia deaths are involved.

4. Now it is a relief, AIDS-TB has reduced deaths and people have increased their lifespan

20 years ago, HIV / AIDS was ranked 8th in the world in deaths, which went up to 19th place in 2019. TB is no longer among the world’s top 10 diseases. It was ranked 7th in 2000, which has fallen to 13th position by 2019.

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The number of deaths from malaria has also decreased. In the last 20 years, the average age of people has increased to 6 years. 20 years ago, the average age of humans was 67 years, which has increased to 73 years in 2019.