How Many Major Diseases are There in the World?

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How Many Major Diseases are There in the World

By definition, a disease is a deviation from the normal structural and/or functional state of the body. It is important to note that diseases hold harmful deviation from such, which manifests into a series of symptoms. The presence of signs and symptoms is an indication of an abnormal state of the body, whether a single part or as a whole.

Reducing over 10,000 diseases into a small number of “major” diseases would require considering a significant amount of factors. Instead, as of 2019, the top 10 causes of death are ischaemic heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lower respiratory infections, neonatal conditions, trachea, bronchus and lung cancers, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, diarrhoeal diseases, and kidney diseases. 

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