Other Health Problems

Other health problems of considerable importance among Asian-Indians immigrants include:

• Cardiovascular disease

• Hypertension

• Diabetes mellitus, Type 2 per se, or as a part of Syndrome X

• Nutritional deficits

• Tuberculosis ( multi-drug resistant variety is not uncommon)

• Malaria—choloroquin resistant P.falciparum

• Filariasis (Wuchereria bancrofti infection)

• Protozoal—Amebiasis ( intestinal and liver)— E. histolytica and Giardiasis ( G. lamblia)

• Other parasitic infestations

• Hepatitis A

• Dental caries and periodontal disease

• Sickle cell disease in selected populations