February 25, 2021

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Most Common Health Problems in Americans

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In last 2 centuries outstanding advancements had been made in medical field, but we still face health problems. It’s because of our lifestyle. Top health problems in America vary slightly between men and women.

Life is fast and we don’t have time to care for our health, but we are having time for enjoyment, partying and drinking. We don’t have time for exercise and morning walk. We only pay attention to our health when we get health problem. But we never looks into that why we get that, majority of diseases that we get are because of our own negligence. Prevention is better than cure.

In last 2 centuries outstanding advancements had been made in medical field, but we still face health problems. It’s because of our lifestyle. Top health problems in America vary slightly between men and women.

Here are the top 10 most common health problems in America:

1 – Heart Disease

Every year a large number of Americans both male and female die because of heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is most common disease in Americans. Heart disease, which causes heart attacks and strokes, kills every year more people than all forms of cancer combined.

Preventions

Eat such food which is having low fats and sodium, quit smoking and drinking to avoid the heart diseases. It will be best if you use more vegetables and fruits in your diet.

2 – Cancer

Cancer is having so many types but the lung cancer is the cancer because of which most people (both men and women) die in America. A large number of women every year get affected by breast and colorectal cancers also in America.

Preventions

Quit smoking, eat healthy diet, use sunscreen and go for regular cancer screenings.

3 – Stroke

In America, stroke is 3rd major cause of death particularly in women and number 4 cause of death in men.

Preventions

Change your lifestyle to reduce the risk of stroke quit smoking and drinking. If you are overweight then lose your weight by exercising and eating a healthy diet. Avoid fast foods.

4 – Respiratory Diseases

Respiratory diseases are also a common disease in Americans, such as bronchitis and emphysema. These belong to a class of diseases called COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Preventions

To prevent respiratory diseases quit smoking because smoking is the major factor for respiratory diseases.

5 – Injuries

Major cause of fatal injuries in both men and women is motor vehicle accidents. Drinking and driving is the main reason for such fatal accidents.

Preventions

It’s never been a good idea to drink and drive, so never drink when you have to drive. Always fasten your seat belt while driving this will save you from serious injuries.

6 – Diabetes

Diabetes “sweet killer” is also a leading cause of death in both men and women.

Preventions

Don’t use instant energy drinks much because your body have to make excessive insulin to absorb them. Exercise daily, lose your weight and concentrate on natural foods like vegetables and fruits in your diet.

7 – Alzheimer’s Disease

The fifth leading cause of death in women, and tenth in men is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder and almost 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Till now doctors don’t know what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but there may be a link between this disease and heart disease and also head injuries.

8 – Influenza and Pneumonia

Influenza and pneumonia is also a one of the 10 diseases that cause deaths. Generally healthy people can fight simple case of influenza, but in some people it can cause complications like pneumonia, which can be fatal.

Preventions

Wash your hands always when you get influenza; get a flu vaccine every year as recommended by your doctor. You can ask your doctor if a pneumonia vaccine is right for you.

9 – Kidney Diseases

Ninth leading cause of death both in male and female American is kidney disease. Kidney disease can be caused because of various reasons such as high blood pressure, diabetes or excessive drinking on regular basis.

Preventions

Drink water more at least 10-14 glasses a day keep your blood sugar level under control if you are a diabetic.

10 – Septicemia (Blood Poisoning)

Septicemia is 10th leading cause of death among women in America. Septicemia is a bacterial infection complication such as a lung or urinary tract infection.

Preventions

Always wash your hands and go to your doctor for any infections in the body. Change you tampons often and never use such tampons which are more absorbent than you need.

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