The Problem of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases

Subject: Public Health
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The problem of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has already touched upon many countries worldwide. A number of developing nations suffer from the impossibilities to determine, understand, and prevent diseases. Millions of people die from NCDs annually, and globalization is one of the factors that lead to the spreading of this disease around the whole world.

Globalization means the possibility of a better connection between people and processes. As soon as people are able to share information, demonstrate their achievements, and prove the success of their experience, they are also able to share their diseases and threats to human health. Even if NCDs are not infectious, globalization can increase its spread. For example, the people of one country do not know and, at least, try to forbid smoking. However, many countries have already legally approved this activity. As a result, more countries pay attention to the problem of smoking and start allowing it, and more people are under a threat of having cancer, strokes, hear diseases, etc. It is the way of how NCDs can be spread by means of globalization.

At the same time, the role of genetic predisposition on NCDs should be considered. In addition to some environmental influences, people may be at risk of having NCDs due to the presence of several or even one gene mutation. That is why it is very important to understand genetic predisposition and use knowledge of lifestyle modifications in order to know how to lessen the threat of disease and prevent others against this possibility. People should be provided with choices. Public health interventions have to be introduced as soon as people are able to understand the essence and impact of their decisions. Though this kind of knowledge should not be imposed, people have to realize what kind of mistake they can make if they neglect the opportunity to connect the concepts of globalization, the spread of NCDs, and genetic predisposition and create better living conditions.