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India is the Diabetic capital of the world. Number of diabetics in India is currently at 6 Crores.
With over 30 lakh deaths every year, India is set to be the 'Heart Disease Capital of the World.
1/5 of the deaths in India are from coronary heart disease. By the year 2020, it will account for 1/3 of all deaths.
There will be an estimated 17Crore heart patients in India by 2020.
66% kidney failure occurs due to High BP or Diabetes and Asians are 5 times more prone.
80 lakh are suffering from kidney failure and 40 lakh people are suffering from Cancer in India.
One person dies of Cancer in India every 5 seconds and one person dies of kidney failure every 2.5 minutes.
1/6 adults, 9% men & 13% women are obese in India. High BP and Hypertension kills 25 lakhs every year.
Nine hours a day in a high-pressure job - you are among the 31% at acute risk of hypertension.
Beware – diabetes can make you go blind! Feeling stressed? It could lead to diabetes!
70% of urban population at risk of heart disease. 25% of heart patients in India are under 40.
More than 500 types of bacteria thrive in our mouths. Over 80% in India suffer from gum disease. Only 2% visit dentists.
After pregnancy, an Indian mother loses 30% calcium in her bones.
No medical cure for stress, one of the options is a holiday.


India is the Diabetic capital of the world. Number of diabetics in India is currently at 6 Crores.
Every 10 seconds, a person dies of diabetes complications and 2 people are diagnosed as diabetics.
7 million new diabetic cases will be identified by 2025.
80% of diabetics in the world will be present in developing countries like India.
It is gradually becoming more dangerous than AIDS.
Indians tend to be diabetic at a relatively young age of 45 years which is about 10 years earlier than in West.
Heart Attack is the major cause of Diabetic Death. Obesity is the major cause of diabetes in India.
Up to 11% of India’s urban and 3% of rural population above the age of 15 has diabetes.
It is no more a disease of only rich people. It is a disease of sedentary people with unhealthy diet habits.
The International Diabetes Federation estimates that the number of diabetic patients in India more than doubled from 19 million in 1995 to 40.9 million in 2007. It is projected to increase to 69.9 million by 2025.


India will have the largest cardiovascular disease burden in the world. With over 3 million deaths every year, India is set to be the 'Heart Disease Capital of the World' in few years.
One fifth of the deaths in India are from coronary heart disease. By the year 2020, it will account for one third of all deaths. Sadly, many of these Indians will be dying young.
Heart disease in India occurs 10 to 15 years earlier than in the west.
There are an estimated 45 million patients of coronary artery disease in India. An increasing number of young Indians are falling prey to coronary artery disease. With millions hooked to a roller-coaster lifestyle, the future looks even grimmer.
Nearly 40% of Indians are found to be highly or at least moderately at risk of heart disease, at least one member of 11% Indian households is already afflicted and the middle-aged in Delhi and Kolkata are especially vulnerable.
The World Health Organization estimates that mortality from diabetes and heart disease cost India about $210 billion every year and is expected to increase to $335 billion in the next ten years. These estimates are based on lost productivity, resulting primarily from premature death.


The incidence of kidney failure has doubled in the last 15 years.
It is estimated that currently there are over 1 million people worldwide who are alive on dialysis or with a functioning graft.
Almost 66% kidney failure occurs due to hypertension or diabetes and Asians are five times more prone to develop these conditions when compared to the white population.
About 7.85 million people are suffering from chronic kidney failure in India.
Every 6 minutes, an Indian dies of renal diseases.
In India 90% patients who suffer from kidney disease cannot afford treatment.
10 million people succumb to kidney disease. 90,000 per year transplants in India.


India is sitting on a cancer bomb. Incidence of mouth cancer will increase by almost 66% from 28,066 cases per year to 46,785 cases by 2020 and lung cancer will top the list with 51,194 new cases annually by 2020 as against 42,863 in 2008.
25 lakh cancer patients in India. Most cancer patients in India die without medical attention.
Liver diseases are among the top ten killer diseases in India, causing lakhs of deaths every year.
In more than 90% cases, patients don't realise that they have a liver disease until it's too late.
Nearly 2 lakh people in India die of terminal liver disease every year out of which 25,000 can be saved by transplants.
While non alcoholics too suffer from liver cirrhosis, the maximum risk is for alcoholics.
Hepatitis B alone accounts for an estimated 50 million chronic carriers who are at high risk of progressing towards a permanently damaged liver.


One of our every six adults in India is obese. 13% men and 9% women are overweight or obese in India.
In India, 22.1% men and 22.6% women, above 25 years suffer from hyper-tension.
Incidence of High BP ranges from 20% to 40% in urban areas.
High BP and Hypertension kills 1.5 million people every year in south-east Asia.
And if you work more than nine hours a day in a high-pressure job, watch out becauseyou could be among the 31% that are at acute risk.
There appears to be a steady increase in hypertension prevalence over the last 50 years, more in urban than in rural areas. Hypertension is 25-30% in urban and 10-15% in rural subjects.

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