10 Deadliest Health Problems in the World

Every day, a person is battling an illness. Some may just be minor illnesses but the others are facing an illness that can lead to their sudden death.  In a world that is full of problems, people are suffering from deadly health problems that often give them the reason to give up on life. People who are suffering from fatal health problems are losing hope, especially people who do not have money to undergo treatment. They just wait for their time to leave this cruel world. These people always have thoughts like why are they suffering with this kind of sickness or of all people, why does it have to be him or her.

There are health problems that people are facing; some are fatal, which everyone is afraid to have. Here are the top ten serious health problems that can doom a person to death:

Coronary Artery Disease is considered as the most fatal health problem in the world. It happens when the blood vessels’ pathway that brings blood to the heart becomes narrow. It can cause heart attack. Ischemic Heart Disease is another term for the illness. It has been the cause of death of Americans, which counts to 600,000 every year as stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It does happen not only to Americans but around the world. The main cause of this disease includes smoking, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol

Coronary Artery DiseaseStroke is another fatal health problem that occurs when the artery in the brain is impassable. The cells in the brain start to die within a minute when they do not receive any oxygen. In 2012, stroke has taken the lives of 6.7 million people around the world, based on the World Health Organization. Stroke can happen when a person is into smoking, has high cholesterol, and has high blood pressure.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a fatal health problem makes the person suffer from breathing difficulties. COPD has also its types namely Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis. The primary cause of the disease is tobacco and second hand smoking. Air pollution either inside or outside of the house can also cause COPD. The disease in incurable but the development of the disease can be suppressed by proper medication.

Lower Respiratory Infections is a fatal health problem; synonymous to pneumonia and bronchitis. Pneumonia is a contamination that can happen on only one lung or worse, to both. Bacteria, viruses and fungi are the main cause of the infection. The person suffering from pneumonia will have difficulty in breathing when the alveolus is filled with fluid. Bronchitis is an infection of the bronchial tubes and can be classified into acute or chronic. Viruses that are usually found in colds and flu causes Acute Bronchitis while chronic Bronchitis happens when the inflammation happens every time, which harms the airway tissues and lungs.

Trachea, Bronchus and Lung Cancer, usually called as respiratory cancers. Lung Cancer is often identified when a person is suffering from a cough that does not go away and has blood in it. They also tend to experience chest pain, huskiness, and his or her breathing becomes short. Cigarette smoking is the main reason why a person suffers from lung cancer. People who are suffering from cancer in the trachea can experience a dry cough, trouble in swallowing, hoarseness and gasping for air. Cancer in the Bronchus’s symptoms includes coughing with blood and having chest pains.

HIV/AIDS or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a virus itself that can be transmitted when a person engages in unprotected sexual intercourse with someone who carries HIV. Doing sexual intercourse without using any condoms can worsen the condition. Also sharing syringes and other equipment that are used in injecting medications to someone who has HIV can help spread the disease. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is the last stage of HIV where the infection worsens and there are difficulties in curing the contamination. In the year 2013, 1.5 million people died from AIDS.


Diarrheal Disease occurs when a person has been releasing stool more than three times/day. Suffering from this disease for days makes you dehydrated. Dehydration can also cause death. Diarrhea is experienced when the intestines are infected with viruses, parasites and bacteria. Diarrhea is also occured to children and sometimes kills them.

Diabetes Mellitus is a lifelong disease that affects the body from using insulin. There are types of diabetes. One is Type 1 diabetes occurs when the beta cells that produce insulin found in the pancreas are destroyed. The other one is the Gestational Diabetes happens during pregnancy and after the baby is born, a woman will likely not to have diabetes anymore. This happens when there is an accumulation of sugar in the blood. This accounts to 1.5 million deaths in the year 2012.

Preterm Birth Complication happens when the baby is born premature and because of low birth weight. This occurs in the first week life of the baby. Due to absence of experienced medical care, this is a problem, especially for the developing countries. Mothers are advised to have their babies’ prenatal and postnatal checkups in order to avoid this kind of death.

Tuberculosis owns the last spot for the fatal health problems in the world. TB is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The disease is airborne; can be passed by coughing or sneezing. People who have TB can experience symptoms like weight loss, fevers, chills, loss of appetite, over fatigue, a cough that last longer than two weeks, chest pain, always sweats at night, and when he or she coughs with blood.


There are several illnesses in the world that everyone is facing. Not all are severe but catching fatal health problems can lead to complications and even to premature death. To avoid these deadly sicknesses, embark on a healthy lifestyle. It is better to live a healthy life than to live a life in pain.

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