Accounting for over 70% of deaths worldwide, chronic diseases – such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer – are well-known for their long-term, progressive nature. As one of the leading causes of disability, chronic health conditions not only affect the individual’s quality of life but also significantly impact society’s economic burden.
These conditions have traditionally been associated with aging, but we now witness a worrying trend of chronic disease among young adults. The prevalence of chronic diseases among patients under 40 is increasing at an alarming rate, posing a significant challenge for healthcare systems, professionals, and patients.
The systemic implications of a silent epidemic of chronic disease among young adults underscore the importance of understanding the underlying causes, risk factors, and prevention strategies that can enable early detection and effective treatment. Such an approach can not only improve population health outcomes but also help reduce the overall burden on healthcare systems and socio-economic conditions.