Prevent Critical Illness Everyone in this world, definitely wants a quality of life that is always healthy and fit. Various methods are used to maintain a healthy body, from consuming a balanced nutritious diet, exercising, to adopting a healthy lifestyle. However, of the many ways that can be done to keep the body healthy and improve the quality of life, in fact there are still people who ignore the importance of maintaining health.
As a result, various diseases appear. Non-Communicable Diseases (PTM) or Critical Illnesses for example. PTM is a catastrophic disease with the highest cause of death. If in the past NCDs were experienced by the elderly, now the trend is actually threatening the productive age group. In fact, as many as 70% of premature deaths are caused by PTM or Critical Illness. Critical Illnesses such as heart disease and stroke, for example, are the highest causes of death.
Causes of PTM or Critical Illness
Along with the times, it turns out that the PTM trend has started to rise 10-14 years younger than old age. Apart from three critical illnesses (heart attack, stroke and cancer), diseases such as diabetes also tend to affect children and young people in Indonesia, with an age range of 15-44 years. The high prevalence of PTM or critical illness is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle.
Starting from not eating vegetables and fruit (95.5%), lack of physical activity (33.5%), obesity (52.8%), and active smokers (29.3%). Not to mention the impact of Post Covid-19 where sufferers have a risk of cardiovascular complications and Alzheimer’s. Sedentary lifestyle such as sedentary lifestyle which triggers obesity can also contribute to the emergence of critical illness.
The Importance of Early Detection of Critical Illness
To avoid critical illness, you can actually take early prevention, such as implementing clean and healthy living habits. Not only that, early detection of PTM or critical illness can also be done regularly. Starting from early detection of hypertension, blood sugar checks to detect diabetes, and medical check-ups to see whether there are symptoms of chronic disease or not.
If you detect cancer early, for example, it can increase life expectancy by up to 98%. Early detection of heart failure can increase the life expectancy of sufferers or patients. In addition, early detection of critical illness can also reduce the risk of greater financial leaks in the future. Therefore, it is important for you to have critical illness protection that protects at all stages.