The first chapter gives an overview of the burden of chronic diseases, discusses the chronic respiratory diseases
as a major global health problem and suggests mechanisms of action for the prevention and management.
Addressing the high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, which began in New York on September 19, Azad said: "The scourge of Diabetes, Cardio-Vascular Diseases (CVDs), Cancer and Chronic Respiratory Diseases
, the four major Non-Communicable Diseases is posing a mounting challenge to health care practitioners, administrators and policy makers alike in terms of both the increasing complexity of treatment and management and rising demand for more resources.
6) Items believed to be important to patients with chronic respiratory disease
were selected through a process that included reviewing the current literature, consulting with clinical respiratory specialists, and interviewing patients.
Respiratory disease was not identified as a health priority however, despite the fact chronic respiratory diseases
including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis and obstructive sleep apnoea significantly impact on our population's health.
Smoking is estimated to cause 71% of all lung cancer deaths, 42% of chronic respiratory disease
and nearly 10% of cardiovascular disease," the report said.
Asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease
affecting young children all over the world and the number of new pediatric asthma cases has dramatically increased over the last 20 years.
Dr Paul Walker, chair of PHA Cymru, the Welsh Public Health Association, said, "We have known for many years that such a diet promotes cardiovascular health and reduces the risks of heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular disease and probably reduces the risks of certain cancers and of developing Alzheimer's disease, but its protective impact on chronic respiratory disease
is a recent finding.
The World Health Organization recently labeled allergic rhinitis as a major chronic respiratory disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory disease
that is not fully reversible.
x], which are common in urban areas with their high car populations, can produce low-lying ozone, which in turn can cause or worsen asthma, cough, reactive airways disease, respiratory tract inflammation, and chronic respiratory disease
Prior to the establishment of the PM centers, studies of PM dosimetry in lung airways concentrated largely on healthy adult humans, although there were a few studies of children and adults with chronic respiratory disease
Pulmonary Rehabilitation has established itself as a key management strategy for Patients with chronic respiratory disease
such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).