Highest Disease Causes of Death

Every year, there are around 55.3 million people die. That means, there are 151,600 people die every day, 6,316 people die every hour, 105 people die every minute and almost two people die every second. The causes vary, ranging from diseases to accidents. For that, there is no harm in preparing for death with Sydney funeral services such as Family Funerals.

Do you know what diseases are the main causes of death? What percentage and number of people die from the disease? Find the answers below!

1. Stroke

Stroke is the number one killer. Meanwhile, stroke is a major cause of death in Australia. Stroke is a disease that attacks the arteries in the brain. Stroke occurs when the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the brain are blocked by clots and eventually burst. When that happens, the brain can’t get the blood and oxygen it needs, so the brain cells die.

2. Ischemic heart disease

Heart disease is a major killer in various countries. What is ischemic heart disease like? This is a condition there is a decrease in blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle. When the arteries narrow, less blood and oxygen will reach the heart muscle. Eventually, this condition will cause a heart attack and lead to death.

3. Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels in the body are too high. Glucose comes from food, while insulin is a hormone that helps glucose to enter cells and provide energy to the body. The body of diabetics cannot produce insulin properly and can cause complications, such as cardiovascular disease, nerve and kidney damage.

4. Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB can attack from person to person through air intermediaries. The lungs are the main organ that is attacked by this bacterium. TB easily attacks people with a low immune system, such as HIV, malnutrition or diabetes.


5. Cirrhosis of the liver

Cirrhosis is the final stage of scarring (liver fibrosis) caused by many factors, such as hepatitis and chronic alcoholism. Symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver are fatigue, easy bleeding or bruising, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, swelling in the legs, skin discoloration and eyeballs turn yellow and so on.


6. Diarrhea

Diarrhea occurs due to depletion of body fluids which results in severe dehydration. About 88 percent of deaths from diarrhea are caused by unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and inadequate hygiene. Diarrhea germs generally spread through water, food or contaminated objects.