Popular Chronic Diseases among the US People (Continuation)
- Colorectal cancer (cont.)
In order to detect colorectal cancer while it is still in its early stages, three screening tools are utilized and these are:
- Fecal occult blood test (or FOBT)
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
As soon as you are aged 50 years old and above, you need to undergo the mentioned tests to help prevent the cancer from developing.
- Breast cancer
This is common among women and is better detected as soon as possible, especially in its early stages. Its most treatable stage can be remedies through the use of mammography. Seventy-six percent of each and every case diagnosed of breast cancer happens among women who are ages 50 years old and older.
- Colorectal cancer (cont.)
Diabetes is a renowned condition mainly because it is costly, serious and increasingly common. The key strategies to prevent the trouble caused by diabetes are:
- Early detection
- Improved care delivery
- Better self-management
A whopping seven million people aging 65 and above (that is 20% of all the people who are in this age group), have diabetes and most of the cases make up of type 2 diabetes.
- Epilepsy and Seizures
Epilepsy and seizures influence an estimate of 2.3 million of the American population. Because of this, it is estimates that 12.5 billion U.S. dollars are spent in medical costs thus losing or reducing the earnings and production of the population every year in the United States of America.
This condition affects all people no matter what their age is but among the age groups, it is the young and the elderly that are greatly affected. About 10% of the American population has experienced a seizure and an estimate of 3% of the populace will have been diagnosed with epilepsy by the age of 80.
Because of their current lifestyle, this chronic condition has reached an epidemic proportion especially among Americans regardless of their age groups. A more alarming fact is that the cases if obesity, especially among adults, have doubled ever since the year 1980.
People who are diagnosed as obese or otherwise known as overweight have a high risk of acquiring or experiencing episodes of:
- Arthritis-related disabilities
- Certain types of cancer
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Oral problems
It may not seem like a big deal but oral problems is deemed to be a part of the list of chronic conditions. The reason why nobody considers this condition a big deal is that it is often overlooked by patients unless it has occurred to them.
Our oral health is a big part of our general health and well-being. Problems in this region of our body can even provide early signs of chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. After all, our oral cavity is dubbed as the window to our health.
Oral health problems can bring about pain as well as suffering and the inconveniences it can cause to the patient is tremendous because the patient may have difficulties in:
- Maintaining a nutritious and healthy diet
Because of the growing risk of oral problems, dentists as well as speech therapists are in high demand here in the U.S.
So do you still think your regular dental check-up is useless? Check again for it may be the thin line between being healthy and suffering the torment of an achy tooth or gum.
Imagine yourself having one or two of the mentioned diseases above. Now think that you have to attend to your doctor’s appointment for your regular check-up and treatment so you need to get out of the house and drive yourself all the way to the doctor’s place while wincing in pain caused by these conditions.
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