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Current State of Disorders and Disease

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48% of 378 clinical studies on social media’s effects on fighting chronic disease suggest that it was beneficial. Of those that showed benefits, 85% used either Facebook or blogs.

Modern medicine relies on specific terms to describe different things. So it is important that we start at the beginning and understand the definitions of the most basic concepts.

TermDefinitionExample
Disease“Resulting from a pathophysiological response to external or internal factors.”Cardiovascular disease
Disorder“A disruption of the disease to the normal or regular functions in the body or a part of the body.”Irregular heartbeat
Syndrome“A collection or set of signs and symptoms that characterise or suggest a particular disease.”Acute coronary syndrome
Condition“An abnormal state of health that interferes with the usual activities or feeling of wellbeing.”Chest pain

Source: Health Writer Hub Modern medicine continues to fight against these chronic diseases and disorders. While it has yet to develop cures for many of them, in every region of the world, the likelihood of dying from these chronic diseases has consistently gone down since the beginning of the 21st Century.

The Lancet’s Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) is likely the most comprehensive study on diseases and disorders to date. In a special podcast, the publication reviews its findings from the 2016 edition.

Today modern Americans suffer from diseases that are a direct result of our lifestyles; our diets, activity levels and environments have created many of today’s problems. But our lifestyles are continually changing, and as they change one should wonder what the future’s chronic diseases will look like.