Civilization diseases are stress, depression and insomnia which, if not treated, can lead to serious nervous breakdown and then must be treated in mental hospital or by a psychiatrist. These mental disorders are often caused with hectic lifestyle, lack of vitamins, unhealthy daily routine or insufficient sleep. Also quite common are diseases of blood system. Some of them, such as high blood pressure or varicose veins are common. Varicose veins are large visible and painful veins and usually women suffer from this problem. Very serious diseases are heart attack, leukaemia (which can be mortal disease and can be cured only with a help of bone mirit donor) and anaemia, which is also hard to cure.
Very irritating problem are skin diseases. Symptoms of them are usually rash that can also itch. Doctors usually prescribe some kind of ointment to cure them. Adolescents have often problems with acne, it means that pimples appear in their face. It is usually a result of hormonal inbalance and it cannot be cured easily. Very dangerous is skin cancer – a disease caused with ultra-violet rays that get to the Earth through holes in ozone layer.
Other civilization diseases are allergies, asthma, diabetes, cancer, AIDS or addiction to alcohol, drugs or cigarettes.
Smoking is very dangerous. Yet many teenagers start to smoke. Moreover, their age is lower and lower. Governments in many countries invest large amounts of money in stamping out smoking among the young. An anti-smoking campaign has been aimed at teenagers for generation. But the young are still lighting up. They are inhaling poisons into their lungs, accelerating the risk of heart disease and cancer, in defiance of all the evidence that smoking kills. Health officers believe that the young will continue to smoke as long as they see adults with cigarettes. But teenage smoking has also a deeper cause. It may be a symptom of depression and dissatisfaction. Many teenagers taking up smoking are basically unhappy. And it’s necessary to do something about the environment in which they live to help them.
Tobacco kills many people. A child who starts smoking aged 14 or less is 5x more likely to die of lung cancer than a person who starts aged 24 or more, or 15x more likely than a person that never smokes.