The possibilities of the modern medicineare progressed incredibly far: we become older and older and some decades ago still deadly infectionillnesses have almost become extinct.
Nevertheless, in the same period the chronicallyinflammatory illnesses, allergies or auto immuneillnesses have alarmingly increased. Not free of chargeone already speaks of “silentinflamation”, or ofthe „epidemic of themodern age“. Therapy attemptslimitt hemselves basically to the relief of the symptomsnot on the removal of thecauses, because they areknown notenough or do not attract enough attention.
Increase chronically of inflammatoryillnesses
Doubling of the allergy sufferers duringthe last 20 years
Schlaud M et Al. Allergic illnesses –results from the child and Youth healts survey (KiGGS). In 2008. Federal health sheet – healthresearch – healthprotection 50: 701-710
Inzidenz des Morbus Crohn in 24 Jahren mehr als verdoppelt
Jacobsen BA et al. Increase in incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease in northern Denmark: a population-based study, 1978-2002. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006 ;18:601-6
Multiple sclerosis today nearly 3 x moreoften than stillin 1970
Alonso A, Hernán MA. Temporal trends in the incidence of multiple sclerosis: a systematic review. Neurology 2008. 8;71:129-35
Autoimmune conditioned diabetes mellitus in 12 yearsabout 70% risen
Neu A et al. Rising incidence of type 1 diabetes in Germany: 12-year trend analysis in children 0-14 years of age. Diabetes Care. 2001 Apr;24(4):785-6.
Increase of the prevalence of the Parodontitis since 1997
about 26. 9% (35-44-year-old adults)
about 23. 7% (senior citizens>; 65 years)
Schiffner U et al. Community Dent Health. 2009; 26:18-22. Oral health in German children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens in 2005.