This week I researched the top medical issues of the United States. A few surprised me as over the years many causes repeated several years in a row. I believe knowledge is power and understanding what runs in your family, along with symptoms, may help you find the needed treatment now. Below are ten of the leading causes of death in the United States.
- Heart Disease
- Chronic Lung Disease
- Kidney Disease
It was eye opening while compiling this list of how many of these causes could have been addressed with the recent advances in medicine. A great option to learn if you are predisposed to any of these conditions is through a genetic test. Personally, I used 23andMe, but several genetic companies can help you find answers. Your primary care physician doctor can look at the results and discuss preventative treatment. These preventative treatments can help prevent serious health risks and help control symptoms that follow. Along with these measure, regular use of vitamins, exercise, healthy diet, and reduced alcohol consumption can help in avoiding problems.
Now is a great time to start preventative treatments as they align well with New Year’s Resolutions. Have the mindset to live your best life through a healthier lifestyle by resuming your program and meeting with your doctor regularly. It is better to learn more about your body rather than waiting to have a chronic issue emerge. Be sure to look into getting a genetic test performed to understand where you can start your preventative self-care now.
Keep smiling and live your best life!Melissa