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How Common are America’s Health Problems?

How Common are America's Health Problems? And are you at risk? BLOOD CLOT HEART ATTACK APPENDICITIS BREAST CANCER Most serious instances involve clots to the lungs and brain Also known as myocardial infarctions, heart attacks are a leading cause of death in the U.S. O Men of all ages are more susceptible to heart attacks Males and those with higher poverty rates disproportionately impacted Most common cancer among women; accounts for nearly a quarter of all female cancers Higher risk factors are hereditary and environmental Most common for people in their late 20s and early 30s Higher rates for obese women than other groups Greater chance of blood clots with high stress level and low physical fitness markers Caused by lack of blood flow and weak heart muscles Inflammation of the appendix; symptoms include vomiting, stomach discomfort, loss of appetite North America has highest regional breast cancer rate, and Eastern Asia the lowest 300,000 deaths annually Leading cause of death, 787,000 in US annually 250,000 cases annually Around 220, 000 female cases and 2,000 male cases in US annually BRONCHITIS IBS CROHN'S DISEASE FIBROMYALGIA About 1 in 20 adults have severe chest cold (acute bronchitis) one per year Stress, excessive gut bacteria and other infections are main causes Caused by a 2 types of this lung disorder nand Irritable bowel syndrome has no known variety of bacterial, environmental Also called IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) One of the most recent disorders to be defined by Hard to diagnose medical authorities cure and immunity factors Chronic bronchitis can last over 2 years; typically caused by smoking and poor health habits Symptoms include acid flux reflux, stomach pain, fatigue & bloating Smoking and Northern European heritage are two major risk factors This widespread pain condition is about 8 times more common in women than men women 2x more likely Affects 45 million Americans, or around 15% of adult population three-quarters of affected people remain untreated 10 million 70% over 45 Around 700,000 diagnoses in the US cases PNEUMONIA ACID REFLUX LUNG CANCER MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Common lung disease affecis upwards of a half-billion people every Five-year survival rate in the US is around 17% lower in developing countries) MS is more The young and old are more vulnerable than others Most common age of onset is between 60 and 70 years old Serious condition involves stomach acid entering the esophagus Up to 90% of lung cancer cases are caused by tobacco smoke This neurodegenerative disorder (all called MS) is triggered by autoimmune response and infection common in women - about twice as many women suffer from the disease wha ever y year In the United States, pneumonia is a top-10 cause of death Affects anywhere from 10% to 20% of the population Men have roughly twice the incidence and lity rates as women (all ages) On average, patients with MS have lower life expectancy (about 5-10 years) than general population RABIES LYME DISEASE OSTEOPOROSIS PARKINSON'S DISEASE Impacts more Inflammatory brain disease. usually caused by bilés from bats or dogs Caused by tick bite, this infectious disease causes stiffness, headaches and heart palpitations Symptoms (shaking. difficulty walking, etc.) usualy start at around age 60 1885 vaccine from Teenagers and Asians are more likely to acquire this disease Worldwide, cases in women are about four Central nervous system disorder causes over 100,000 deaths annually than half of Americans Louis Pasteur reduced fatality rate to nearly zero times greater than men at least 50 years old Rabies cases are rare in developed countries, Only 1-2 deaths in the US annually Nearly all cases of Lyme Disease occur north of the Equator Most common cause of broken bones among the elderly, calcium supplements are believed to help prevent onset of osteoporosis Impacts 7 million people globally; 2nd most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer's SHINGLES ALZHEIMERS SKIN CANCER STROKE Elderly more susceptible, but More common in older people; theories suggest decreased cellular immunity with age No longer a senior cizen disorder Shingles also necis younger Cause is unknown; chances of acquiring disease increase with age Lower rates are found in developing countries Common types include basal cell carcinoma and melanoma More common in people with fair complexions Caused by poor blood and oxygen supply to the brain strokes also can affect younger people people A viral disease, shingles is characterized by a painful rash Requires ongoing care and round-the-clock cal attention Melanoma can metastasize to the bloodstream and can be fatal Principal risk factors: diabetes, high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol, stress medical attention 7 in 10 cases of dementia O are caused by Alzheimer's 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed in their ifetime + A perennial top-5 cause of death among adults worldwide 1 in 3 adults will develop shingles

How Common are America’s Health Problems?

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We don’t want to scare anyone, but knowledge is power, and having a firm understanding of potential health risks could help save your life! If you’re ever in doubt, ask a doctor! At Urgent Care Ex...


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