7 Disease Affecting Pakistanis Extensively…How to Prevent These?

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Each area of the world has its special climate and environmental conditions. These specific climatic conditions make that area different from other geological areas and these specific conditions make it suitable for certain natural disasters like earthquakes, volcanoes eruption and onset of specific diseases. Y, s it is bitter medical truth that some diseases are more common in some areas due to its climate or basic health conditions. Same is the scenario in Pakistan. Pakistan has its own natural and cultural conditions which can cause certain ailments to affect the majority of the population. Some of those ailments are listed below;

Mosquito Borne Diseases:

The diseases which are caused by mosquitoes like Malaria, Dengue fever, and Yellow fever are mostly affecting the Pakistani population due to specific climate and hygienic conditions of the area which are suitable for mosquito growth.

Coronary Heart Disease:

This is the second most occurring disease in Pakistan. Air pollution, high smoking ratio, and unhealthy food are major factors of its high rate occurrence. Lack of sanitation in Pakistan makes it difficult to avail pure water which will detoxify body toxins to keep the blood clean and person healthy. This unavailability of pure water is also responsible for more prevalence of coronary heart diseases here. You should consult heart specialist/cardiologist if you feel any discomfort in your heart, left arm, and lower jaw. To consult the best cardiologist in Lahore and Karachi visit Marham, the first online medical health setup in Pakistan.

Intestinal Infection:

Pakistan is among those countries that are still facing the problem of basic and complex intestinal infections like diarrhea, cholera, typhoid fever, dysentery and food poisoning. Here the reason behind these infections is the same as poor sanitary conditions, contamination, poor quality of food and more chances of an getting infection from the infected patient. The first person to address these complaints is mostly your family physician. To consult the best family physician in Islamabad log on to Marham.

Respiratory Problems:

The respiratory tract gets problem or disorder in Pakistan population more due to high rate of air pollution, smoking, paan and katha, poor hygienic conditions and more chances of spreading infection due to unawareness of common people. To consult the best pulmonologist in Lahore log on to Marham, as he can best person to give awareness about these problems.

Bacterial and Viral Infections:

These pathogens get help from certain climate conditions of area and poor hygienic habits of the people. Common and severe bacterial or viral infections from influenza to hepatitis are affecting the general population of Pakistan majorly due to high rates of contamination and poor quality of foods.


It is one of the major reasons of death in Pakistani nationals. Lack of awareness, less medical checkups and late diagnose kill the 8 percent of population with this deadly disease. Lung cancer and breast cancer have highest prevalence rate among all other cancers.

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Pakistan is the top country of south Asia due to high occurrence of diabetes mellitus. Lack of healthy food intake, high consumption of junk food and lack of physical activities are main habits of all Pakistani population which help to onset the diabetes mellitus at such a high rate.

How to Avoid These Most Occurring Ailments?

These ailments are general and most occurring in our population does not mean that we cannot avoid them. Health is the blessing and everyone do every possible thing to keep his health status safe. Here are some general preventive measures which can help you to avoid common diseases in Pakistan;

  • Keep your environment clean
  • Adopt healthy life style habits like washing hands after using toilet, after household work and before meales.
  • Keep your household utensils clean enough to avoid contamination.
  • Use clean and healthy food items and avoid junk food
  • Use boiled and pure water.
  • Regularly exercise and adopt healthy physical activities.
  • Take regular medical checkups.
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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.