The global threat of the novel coronavirus epidemic is getting more significant day by day. Each day, we come across the latest news on additional cases, deaths, travel warnings, and economic repercussions. Media is constantly reporting that people with some underlying health conditions are at significant risk of developing serious complications - and diabetes is at the top of the list. We are here with an article curated by analyzing the reports of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and some medical professionals.
People are in distinct fear and anxiety about the spread of COVID-19 and think that some race or ethnicity are more susceptible to disease transmission. Due to this, they start avoiding or keeping distance with them. But the truth is that the novel coronavirus can make anyone sick and all are at equal risk. If you live with someone suspected to have COVID-19 or have recently travelled from an area with an outgoing transmission, call and inform your doctor. The coronavirus symptoms are very mild in most of the cases, and so you must keep your doctor informed about your medical records and travel history.
Leukemia is a type of blood cancer caused by an increase in the number of white blood cells in the body. These white blood cells exceed the count of red blood cells and platelets that your body requires for being healthy. The extra white blood cells don’t function as they are expected. The gene mutation is the underlying cause behind the rapid multiplication of abnormal cells.
Of all infectious disorders, Pneumonia accounts for 18.3% of deaths in children aged younger than 5 years. This makes it a single largest infection-causing death. Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection. It can be caused by any viruses, bacteria, or fungi infection. Infants younger than 3 years and people older than 65 are mostly affected by such infection because of weak metabolism. Pneumonia is a lung infection that fills air sacs in the lungs with fluid and pus. This causes difficulty in breathing that automatically leads to an insufficient supply of oxygen to the body.
Fractures generally occur when the force applied on the bone is stronger than the bone itself. Age is most probably one of the most significant risk factors for bone fractures. Broken bones are very prevalent in childhood, but can be treated effectively with ease. However, as you age, the recovery becomes slower and more complicated. We shall discuss more causes in the later section of the article.
About 90% of teen pregnancies occur early where there is abuse of power, no access to contraceptives and stress on girls to prove their fertility. Factors such as the parent's income and the extent to which a girl is educated also plays a crucial role. Girls who have obtained minimal education are five times more likely to become pregnant than those with higher education levels.
When a woman is unhappy with her sex life, it is referred to as Female Sexual Dysfunction or FSD. Don't confuse FSD with an illness, but it can make you distressed. Several women have sex problem in some of the other point of her life. FSD accounts for nearly one-third of young and middle-aged women, and about half of older women.
It is unfair, but being a woman automatically puts you at a higher risk for osteoporosis than man. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis impacts two hundred million people across the globe. Why this gender disparity? Women usually have a lower bone density as compared to their male peers. Also, they lose bone mass more quickly as they get older, which leads to osteoporosis in some cases. It is found that between the age of 20 and 80 years, an average white woman loses one-third of her hip bone density, during this bone density loss of only one-fourth in women.