Diseases & Disorders
Diseases and disorders are a part of life - whether a cold or hayfever, we’ve all experienced one. But there are many diseases and disorders that can be crippling, and the ability of a society to respond to disease can vary widely. In some nations, rabies, malaria and typhoid are things of the past. But in others, a lack of healthcare and sanitation can greatly increase the risk of illness or death from disease.
In developed countries, the suffering caused by diseases and disorders is still high. Genetic conditions, dementia, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, stroke and heart disease are just some examples of a disorder or disease that can drastically reduce a person’s length or quality of life.