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What is the most common disease in America?



Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Jan 18, 2022

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W. Wright

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W. Wright, Biology student, Biology student, Astoria

Answered Feb 18, 2021

The most common disease in America is heart disease, and it is also one of the major causes of death in the United States. For instance, findings have shown that about 23.1 percent of deaths in the United States are due to different cases of heart disease. With this statistic, the United States of America records about 635,260 deaths per year due to different cases of heart disease.

Heart disease refers to a type of disease that affects the functions of the heart and blood vessels. The various conditions that are usually considered as heart disease are heart arrhythmias, heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart muscle disease, heart attack, heart failure, and many others.

However, the good thing is that most of these conditions can be avoided through lifestyle changes. Another most common disease in the United States is cancer. The United States records about 598,038 deaths per year due to different types of cancer.

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T. Perez

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Answered Feb 12, 2021

The most common disease in America right now is heart disease. There are more than 600,000 people who die from this disease in America alone. There are different things that may have contributed to this. They have a lot of food items that are full of sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. Plus, there are also a lot of them that live a sedentary lifestyle.

This means that most of them would be sitting in front of their computers all day and will not do any form of exercise. The different food that they consume may be more than the amount of food that they should be getting in a day. The type of lifestyle that they live makes them more susceptible to heart disease.

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G. Roland

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Answered Feb 12, 2021

The most common disease in America is heart disease and stroke, which can be called cardiovascular disease. The main reason for this being so prevalent in the United States is that there is an obesity epidemic and obesity triggers heart problems as a country.

Research has concluded that every 36 seconds, someone in the United States dies of heart disease. More than half the people in America die of heart disease, and most of them are men. The medical community uses heart disease to indicate several conditions.

Many of these conditions pertain to the accumulation of plaque in the walls of the arteries. As plaque forms, the arteries narrow, making it difficult for blood to circulate within the body, which increases the threat of having a heart attack or stroke. Under the umbrella of heart disease are angina, arrhythmias, and heart failure. The best way to fight the danger of heart problems is to maintain a healthy diet and exercise daily.

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I.Isabella

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Answered Feb 11, 2020

According to Usatoday, the most common disease in America is hypertension. Hypertension is a disease or disorder of abnormally high blood pressure. Hypertension happens when the force that is against the flow of blood is high beyond the expected range, this can be high enough to cause damage to other organs.

Hypertension has a national health impact of 12.5%. In the early stage of the disease, there are no noticeable symptoms but when the pressure get extremely high, a person might experience headache, dizziness and so on. Hypertension can also damage other organs such as kidney, heart and even the brain. Other common diseases in America include: coronary artery disease, depression diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, alcohol and substance abuse disorder, and inflammatory bowel diseases.

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W.Willow

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Answered Feb 04, 2020

There are different diseases that people can become afflicted with, but the most common disease in America right now is Heart Disease. There are more than 600,000 people who get killed because of this disease every year. Heart disease is probably caused by the sedentary lifestyle that a lot of Americans live right now. Most of them stay in front of their computers the whole day.

They eat all of the easy food that they can get their hands on that are not usually very healthy. They also do not have enough time to exercise because they say that they are usually too tired when they get home. Most Americans also do not get enough sleep, and all of these things can lead to a weaker heart that will be more prone to diseases.

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Anika Nicole

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Answered Jan 20, 2020

According to USA Today, the most common disease in America is hypertension. Hypertension is a disease or disorder of abnormally high blood pressure. Hypertension happens when the force that is against the flow of blood is high beyond the expected range; this can be high enough to cause damage to other organs.

Hypertension has a national health impact of 12.5%. In the early stage of the disease, there are no noticeable symptoms, but when the pressure gets extremely high, a person might experience headaches, dizziness, and so on. Hypertension can also damage other organs such as the kidney, heart, and even the brain. Other common diseases in America include coronary artery disease, depression diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, alcohol and substance abuse disorder, and inflammatory bowel diseases.

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