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Risk Factors and Prevention for Non-Communicable Diseases

I would like some assistance detailing how the identification and treatment of multiple risk factors can be used to address the burden of non-communicable disease. My chosen disease is asthma.

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You first need to sort out the risk factors that can be manipulated from those that cannot. According to Mayo Clinic risk factors for asthma include the following:

• Having a blood relative (such as a parent or sibling) with asthma
• Having another allergic condition, such as atopic dermatitis or allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
• Being overweight
• Being a smoker
• Exposure to second-hand smoke
• Having a mother who smoked while pregnant
• Exposure to exhaust fumes or other types of pollution
• Exposure to occupational triggers, such as chemicals used in farming, hairdressing and manufacturing
• Low birth ...

Solution Summary

The identification and treatment of multiple risk factors can be used to address the burden of non-communicable diseases such as asthma. First, sort out the risk factors that can be manipulated from those that cannot. Next, address the risk factors, for example, my first priority would be smoking cessation. In order of effectiveness, the tactics that are effective are listed. Weight loss and avoidance of asthma triggers are also discussed.

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