Without going into a book on this since I could and not just one; According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) It’s estimated that 6 out of 10 Americans suffer from a chronic disease, and 4 of those 10 suffer from two or more. These diseases include: Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Stroke, Heart Disease, Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease and Chronic Lung Disease.
KEEPING IN MIND:
The people listed above have risk factors Heredity non=preventable risk, & preventable risk factors (what they can change) is changing to healthy diet, increasing exercise & changing life style. If these changes are done highly likely the disease will get better to become extinct. Continue to live the life style you are living and expect to stay right where you are or get worse to death; its simple to reverse its just disciplining your self in changes and the desire to want to do it. I have been there and gone backwards but haven’t yet developed any of these diagnosis’s staying fairly healthy! It’s up to you!
2.ETOH Substance Addiction and Abuse:
The opioid epidemic has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in recent years. Both prescription drugs and illegal street drugs have contributed to these losses.
In addition to opioids, alcoholism continues to be a problem. According to a study by the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, 8 out of 10 Americans suffer from alcoholism. Genetic factors coupled with high stress levels and socio-economic challenges are believed to contribute to these high numbers.
There are several national and local programs in place to help those who are addicted to alcohol or drugs or even both, including some that are free of charge.
3. Mental Health Issues
The second leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 10 and 34, suicide is on the rise and claims a life approximately every 12 minutes. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention also reports that 25 million Americans currently suffer from depression. With that and other mood disorders, such as anxiety, on the rise, it’s never been more important to recognize the signs of poor mental health and seek diagnosis and treatment.
4-Lack of Vaccinations:
One of the reasons in general that certain diseases or illnesses could have been lower in counts including deaths if more vaccines were taken. Many don’t take it because they just don’t get it. The vaccine develops in all cases antibodies in the body against the antigen of the disease you are trying to prevent to get (Ex. Flu, etc…) and yes their is a slim chance of getting ill but in most all cases pt’s don’t get the disease or illness. Wouldn’t it be better in a country and world where there is less disease and illness.
A recent report notes that 92% of HPV-caused cancers could have been prevented with a vaccine, yet just above half of the population of American teens have received it. In addition 2/3 of pregnant women have not received the two recommended vaccines for those expecting a baby. This causes unnecessary risk to both the mother and child.
Furthermore, in 2019, over 8,000 Americans died of influenza, which in most cases is preventable with an inexpensive (or even free), widely accessible flu shot.
History repeats itself obviously or we wouldn’t have statistics of HPV that is so high with how to prevent it just with a vaccine since 92% of HPV could have prevented cancers if the individual took the vaccine and than we have the flu that if most cases took the vaccine the 8000 deaths could have been lower. Learn from this in taking COVID-19 vaccine since we still need an amount in the USA to take it and other areas as well.
Nearly 20,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of homicide in 2017, and those numbers are unfortunately not in rapid decline. Crime prevention, access to weapons, identifying real threats and addressing mental health issues can all help reduce these grim statistics of injury and death, in addition to building awareness surrounding safer lifestyle choices. The CDC states in the United States, more than seven people per hour die a violent death. More than 18,800 people were victims of homicide and over 48,000 people died by suicide in 2018 alone.