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Educational Grand Rounds: Chronic Illnesses and Spiritual Health


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Dr. Safdar Chaudhary talks about:

Identifying addictions in everyday life and cultural norms.
Not being shameful and being able to acknowledge and treat.
Science of addiction being separate from the politics.
Why do we pick a certain drug?
Giving them something better as a treatment.
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Educational Grand Rounds: Chronic Illnesses and Spiritual Health

  2. 2. SHOTS Health News from NPR Chronic Illnesses Outpace Infections As Big Killers Worldwide by JASON BEAUBIEN September 04, 2013 People around the world are getting healthier and living longer. Infectious diseases are declining around the globe. But at the same time, chronic health problems are on the rise, particularly in developing nations. "The leading causes of death and disability have changed from communicable diseases in children to non communicable diseases in adults. Eating too much has overtaken hunger as a leading risk factor for illness," the report states. Tim Evans, a health and nutrition specialist at the World Bank says: "Twenty or 30 years ago, we were dealing with diseases that were killers — childhood killers, infectious killers. Now we are dealing increasingly with diseases that are not primarily killing but causing chronic illness — heart disease, injuries, mental health. “And these issues are increasing in virtually all parts of the world, even in low- and middle-income countries.
  3. 3. Chronic illnesses are non communicable illnesses that are prolonged in duration, do not resolve spontaneously, and are rarely cured completely. Chronic diseases are Leading cause of death and disability in the US 7 out of 10 deaths among American each year from chronic diseases
  4. 4. According to CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION -About one fourth of people with chronic conditions have one or more daily activity limitation. -They affect people of all ages and are now recognized as a leading health concern of the nation. About 133 million Americans— nearly 1 in 2 adults—live with at least one chronic illness. More than 75% of health care costs are due to chronic conditions.
  5. 5. Key Chronic Diseases: Heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death, accounting for more than 30% of all U.S. deaths each year. Cancer, the second leading cause of death, claims more than half a million lives each year. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non traumatic lower extremity amputations, and new cases of blindness each year among U.S. adults aged 20– 74 years.
  6. 6. Arthritis, the most common cause of disability, limits activity for 19 million U.S. adults. Obesity has become a major health concern for people of all ages. 1 in every 3 adults and nearly 1 in every 5 young people aged 6–19 are obese.
  7. 7. Common health-damaging, but modifiable risk behaviors— -tobacco use -insufficient physical activity - poor eating habits -excessive alcohol use -Stress -environmental factors They all are responsible for many of the illness, disability, and premature deaths. Although Chronic diseases are the most common and costly of all health problems, but Chronic Diseases Are Preventable
  8. 8. Oxidative stress involves in various diseases Cancer Inflammation Aging Arteriosclerosis Ischemic Reperfusion Mucosa of the Gut Disease Hepatic Disease Diabetes Cardiac Disease Respiratory Disorder Renal Disease Cranial Nerves Disease Skin Disease (cardiac infarct etc.) Multiple Organ Failure Ocular Disease (Cataract) Dr. T Yoshikawa
  9. 9. CARING FOR YOUR SELF A Healthy body and spirit means so many different things to different people. It is a sense of wholeness, a sense of knowingness, and a sense of something far greater and more wonderful. When we get sick we have two paths to take, we can shrivel up and die or we can open ourselves up to a new journey.
  10. 10. CARING FOR YOUR SELF #1 Speak your mind/Express Yourself #2 Tending to your spirit #3 Accept your situation #4 Avoid stress #5 Proper Nutrition # 6 Exercise
  11. 11. Strive for a positive outlook. - Looking at situations more positively, seeing problems as opportunities ,trying to minimize your stress with positive thoughts. -In some people, stress can be caused by their attempts to handle things perfectly. - Setting more realistic expectations and positively reframing the way you look at stressful situations can make life more manageable