Today America is facing with the major common
public health issues which slightly differ
depending on male or female.
Here are the most common health problems that are
common to both men and women.
Heart disease: It is the No. 1 leading cause of
death in America, killing nearly 787,000 people
alone in 2011. The most common type of heart
disease is the coronary heart disease which
annually killing nearly 380,000 people. In US, if
someone has heart attack within 34 seconds or in 60
seconds. The statement given by American Heart
Association, heart disease, which causes heart
attacks and strokes, kills more people than all
forms of cancer combined. Health experts suggest
quitting smoking and eating a healthy diet and
cutting off sodium intake in your daily life.
Cancer: By end of this year in United States it is
estimated that 1,685,210 new cancer cases diagnosed
and there will be 595,690 cancer deaths. Breast
cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer
among women in the US. This information provides
the breast cancer awareness, as well as the
information about risk factors, early detection,
prevention and treatment. Lung cancer responsible
for the most deaths in both men and women. Mayo
clinic suggests reducing the risk of cancers by
quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy diet, using
sunscreen to avoid any cancer screenings.
Obesity: Obesity is the enormous factor in the
development of heart disease, hypertension,
metabolic syndrome, cancer and type 2 diabetes.
While some obesity linked to genetics. World Health
Organisation found that a rise in fast food eating
correlated to rise in BMI and Americans are famous
for their consumption of fast foods. Another study
demonstrates the effect of added sugars from soda
and energy drinks are causing damage on their
waistlines. The majority is preventable through
regular exercise and eating a healthy diet. So it
is not just how much we eat, but what we eat.
Stroke: In the United States, stroke is the number
three causes of death in women and it is four in
men. Health experts recommend that making changes
in your lifestyle helps in reducing the risk of
stroke which includes quit smoking, weight loss,
fitness and health and nutritional diet in your
Respiratory diseases: The diseases such as
bronchitis and emphysema are associated to a
category called COPD which stands for chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease and is the larger
risk factor. The National Heart, Lung and Blood
Institute suggest quitting smoking is the best way
to prevent COPD.
Injuries: Motor vehicle accidents are the leading
cause of fatal injuries for both men and women. It
is important to wear your seat belt when driving
and don’t drive when you are drunk.
Diabetes: It is also a leading cause in both men
and women. Diabetes can cause all types of health
related problems such as kidney damage, heart
disease and blindness and poor blood circulation.
Poor blood circulation may cause cuts and scrapes
which cannot be healed as fast and can lead to
affected limb if gangrene sets in. Diabetes can be
controlled by losing weight, regular exercising,
walking and eating healthy foods.
Alzheimer’s disease: In United States, Alzheimer’s
disease is the number five leading cause of death
in women and the tenth in men. Health experts don’t
know exactly the cause but some believe that heart
disease may be a contributing factor and as well as
the head injuries.
Influenza and Pneumonia: The common flu in case of
Influenza can be fought off by healthy people under
normal conditions but few people may have
complications that can lead to Pneumonia which can
be fatal. Maintaining a good hygiene in your daily
life such as washing or by sanitizing your hands
frequently, sterilizing surfaces, door knobs, and
other common places people touch can help prevent
the spread of flu. Doctors recommend getting flu
vaccine each year.
Kidney disease: In America, kidney disease is the
ninth leading cause of death for both men and
women. It can be caused by diabetes or high blood
pressure. The American Diabetes Association
emphasizes the importance of keeping your blood
sugar levels under control if you are diabetic and
to lose excess weight and exercise in order to
prevent kidney disease.
Septicemia: Blood poisoning or septicaemia is the
tenth leading cause of death among women in US. It
is commonly caused by lung infection, urinary
infection and other bacterial infection. The best
ways to prevent septicemia are wash your hands
often, treat infections promptly and change tampons