Which are the common underlying risk factors for co-morbidities?
Inflammation is at the root of many diseases. It can trigger the development of multiple chronic diseases including diabetes, obesity, autoimmune disorders, arthritis, and even neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
The use of natural anti-inflammatory agents like curcumin, vitamin C, zinc, and vitamin Bs together with the avoidance of inflammation-promoting factors like eating foods that you are intolerant in could help to minimize inflammation in the body.
A weak or abnormally functioning immune system can reduce the efficiency of the body’s defense processes to protect itself against the disease-causing agents. It can deprive the body of its ability to resist the development of acute and chronic diseases include infections, autoimmune disorders, and cancer.
Strengthening the immune system by improving your intake of essential nutrients such as zinc, vitamin D and C. In addition to mushrooms, probiotics and herbs such as astralagus root, ginseng… Regular exercises are also important and allow the body to fight disease-causing agents more efficiently.
Exposure to toxins in the form of additives and preservatives in foods, chemicals in cosmetics, pollutants in the air, heavy metals (mercury in amalgam fillings) and from mobile towers can result in immense damage to the healthy tissues.
This can put you at risk of several co-morbidities including skin diseases, allergic diseases, COPD, inflammatory bowel diseases, depression, ADHD, metabolic syndrome, anxiety, cancer and many more!!!
Minimizing your exposure to toxins can be a great way to protect the vital organs against toxicity. Adopting natural detoxification methods can also help to eliminate these toxins from the body and prevent their build-up in the healthy tissues.
Lack of adequate nutrients in the diet could deprive the body of the support it needs for performing various physiological functions. Nutrient depletion could be caused through a poor gut function and subsequent malabsorption.
It is important to ensure your gut is functioning optimally and assimilating the nutrients present in the food. Your diet should contain all the essential macronutrients like carbohydrates, healthy fats, and proteins and micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to maintain good health and prevent co-morbidities.
Unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking, alcohol intake, and lack of physical activities can play a huge role in triggering the development of co-morbidities such as lung cancer, alcoholic hepatitis, obesity, diabetes, stroke, and heart attacks. Stress is another major trigger for disease and comorbidities – ensuring our adrenals are supported and stress management skills are implemented.
It is advisable to adopt healthy lifestyle habits such as eating a nutritious diet and regular exercise to avoid comorbidities and improve health.