Lifestyle Diseases

The number of people with lifestyle or non-communicable ailments has been rising alarmingly across India, with the country actually leading the numbers for Type-2 diabetes. Here’s the lowdown on all that you need to know about their causes, prevention and treatment.


Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases. In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues.

Cardiovascular Disease

A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease. Learn all about CVD, and make the simple steps below part of your life for long-term benefits to your heart.


Diabetes, also called diabetes mellitus, is a condition that causes blood sugar to rise. A fasting blood glucose (sugar) level of 126 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or higher is dangerous.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (also referred to as HBP, or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high.

Lung Disease

The lungs carry oxygen to the cells and remove CO2 from the bloodstream, protecting the body from harmful substances and supporting the sense of smell.


Doctors use BMI (Body Mass Index) to define severe obesity rather than a certain number of pounds or a set weight limit, because BMI factors weight in relation to height.