Thread: What causes of death should we really be worried about? Why is COVID-19 getting so much press?
1. For more than a decade, heart disease and cancer have claimed the first and second spots respectively as the leading causes of deaths in America. Together,
2. the two causes are responsible for 46 percent of deaths in the United States. Combined with the third most common cause of death — chronic lower respiratory diseases — the three diseases account for half of all deaths in the United States.
3. For more than 30 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been collecting and examining causes of death. This information helps researchers and doctors understand if they need to address growing epidemics in healthcare.
5. 1. Heart disease

Number of deaths per year: 635,260

Percent of total deaths: 23.1 percent

More common among:

people who smoke
people who are overweight or obese
people with a family history of heart disease or heart attack
people over age 55.
6. What causes heart disease?

Heart disease is a term used to describe a range of conditions that affect your heart and blood vessels. These conditions include:

heart arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)
coronary artery disease (blocked arteries)
heart defects
7. Tips for prevention

Lifestyle changes can prevent many cases of heart disease, such as the following:

Quit smoking. Here are some apps to help you.
Eat a healthier diet.
Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, five days a week.
Maintain a healthy weight.
8. 2. Cancer

Number of deaths per year: 598,038

Percent of total deaths: 21.7 percent

More common among: Each type of cancer has a specific set of risk factors, but several risk factors are common among multiple types. These risk factors include:
9. people of a certain age
people who use tobacco and alcohol
people exposed to radiation and a lot of sunlight
people with chronic inflammation
people who are obese
people with a family history of the disease
10. What causes cancer?

Cancer is the result of rapid and uncontrolled cell growth in your body. A normal cell multiplies and divides in a controlled manner. Sometimes, those instructions become scrambled.
11. When this happens, the cells begin to divide at an uncontrolled rate. This can develop into cancer.
12. Tips for prevention

There’s no clear way to avoid cancer. But certain behaviors have been linked to increased cancer risk, like smoking. Avoiding those behaviors may help you cut your risk. Good changes to your behaviors include things like:
13. Maintain a healthy weight. Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
Quit smoking and drink in moderation.
Avoid direct exposure to the sun for extended periods of time. Don’t use tanning beds.
14. Have regular cancer screenings, including skin checks, mammograms, prostate exams, and more.
15. 3. Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Number of deaths per year: 161,374

Percent of total deaths: 5.9 percent

More common among:

people ages 1 to 44
people with risky jobs
16. Accidents lead to more than 28 millionTrusted Source emergency room visits each year. The three leading causes of accident-related death are:

unintentional falls
motor vehicle traffic deaths
unintentional poisoning deaths
17. Tips for prevention

Unintentional injuries may be the result of carelessness or a lack of careful action. Be aware of your surroundings. Take all proper precautions to prevent accidents or injuries.
18. If you hurt yourself, seek emergency medical treatment to prevent serious complications.
19. 4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases

Number of deaths per year: 154,596

Percent of total deaths: 5.6 percent

More common among:

people over age 65
people with a history of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke
people with a history of asthma
20. What causes respiratory diseases?

This group of diseases includes:

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
pulmonary hypertension
21. Each of these conditions or diseases prevents your lungs from working properly. They can also cause scarring and damage to the lung’s tissues.
22. Tips for prevention

Tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure are the primary factors in the development of these diseases. Quit smoking. Limit your exposure to other people’s smoke to reduce your risk.
23. What they wont or don't tell you, is that 2/3 of the people that contracted Lung Cancer or COPD, Don't smoke. Let that sink in.
24. 5. Stroke

Number of deaths per year: 142,142

Percent of total deaths: 5.18 percent

More common among:

women using birth control
people with diabetes
people with high blood pressure
people with heart disease
people who smoke
25. What causes a stroke?

A stroke occurs when the blood flow to your brain is cut off. Without oxygen-rich blood flowing to your brain, your brain cells begin to die in a matter of minutes.
27. Tips for prevention

Many of the same lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk for heart disease can also reduce your risk for stroke:

Maintain a healthy weight. Exercise more and eat healthier.
Manage your blood pressure.
28. Stop smoking. Drink only in moderation.
Manage your blood sugar level and diabetes.
Treat any underlying heart defects or diseases.
29. 6. Alzheimer’s disease

Number of deaths per year: 116,103

Percent of total deaths: 4.23 percent

More common among:

people over age 65 (the risk for Alzheimer’s doubles every five years after age 65)
people with a family history of the disease.
30. What causes Alzheimer’s disease?

The cause of Alzheimer’s disease is unclear, but researchers and doctors believe a combination of a person’s genes, lifestyle, and environment impacts the brain over time.
32. Tips for prevention

While you can’t control your age or genetics, which are two of the most common risk factors for this disease, you can control certain lifestyle factors that may increase your risk for it by doing the following:

Exercise more often than not.
33. Remain physically active throughout your life.
Eat a diet filled with fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and reduced sugar.
Treat and monitor any other chronic diseases you have.
Keep your brain active with stimulating tasks like conversation, puzzles, and reading.
34. 7. Diabetes

Number of deaths per year: 80,058

Percent of total deaths: 2.9 percent

More common among:

Type 1 diabetes is more commonly diagnosed in:

people with a family history of the disease, or a specific gene that increases the risk
children between the ages
35. of 4 and 7 people living in climates farther away from the equator.

Type 2 diabetes is more common among:

people who are overweight or obese
adults over age 45
people who have a family history of diabetes
36. What causes diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes occurs when your pancreas can’t produce enough insulin. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn’t make enough of it to control your blood sugar levels.
37. Tips for prevention

You can’t prevent type 1 diabetes. However, you may prevent type 2 diabetes with several lifestyle changes, like the following:

Reach and maintain a healthy weight.
Exercise for at least 30 minutes, five days a week.
38. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
Have regular blood sugar checks if you have a family history of the disease.
39. Here's where it starts to get Interdasting!

8. Influenza and pneumonia

Number of deaths per year: [51,537]

Percent of total deaths: 1.88 percent

More common among:

the elderly
people with chronic health conditions
pregnant women
40. What causes influenza and pneumonia?

Influenza (the flu) is a [highly contagious viral infection]. It’s very common during winter months. Pneumonia is an infection or inflammation of the lungs.

[The flu is one of the leading causes of pneumonia.] 🤔
42. Tips for prevention

Before flu season, people in the high-risk category can and should get a flu vaccine. Anyone else concerned about the virus should get one, too.

To prevent the spread of the flu, be sure to wash your hands well and avoid people who are sick.
43. Likewise, a pneumonia vaccine is available for people with a high risk of developing the infection.
44. 9. Kidney disease

Number of deaths per year: 50,046

Percent of total deaths: 1.8 percent

More common among:

people with other chronic conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and recurrent kidney infections
45. people who smoke
people who are overweight or obese
people with a family history of kidney disease
46. What causes kidney diseases?

The term kidney disease refers to three main conditions:

nephrotic syndrome

Each of these conditions is the result of unique conditions or diseases.
47. Nephritis (kidney inflammation) can result from an infection, a medication you’re taking, or an autoimmune disorder.

Nephrotic syndrome is a condition that causes your kidneys to produce high levels of protein in your urine. It’s often the result of kidney damage.
48. Nephrosis is a type of kidney disease that ultimately can lead to kidney failure. It’s also often the result of damage to the kidneys from either physical or chemical changes.
49. Tips for prevention

Like with many of the other leading causes of death, taking better care of your health can help you prevent kidney disease. Consider the following:

Eat a lower-sodium diet.
Stop smoking and drinking.
50. Lose weight if you’re overweight or obese, and maintain it.
Exercise for 30 minutes, five days a week.
Have regular blood and urine tests if you have a family history of the disease.
51. Well, Well, Well! Why does no one EVER report on these numbers? How many of them are [REALLY] suicides? 10. Suicide

Number of deaths per year: 44,965

Percent of total deaths: 1.64 percent

More common among:

people with brain injuries
52. people who have attempted suicide in the past
people with a history of depression and other mental health conditions
people who misuse alcohol or drugs
[People with evidence against THEM]
53. What causes suicide?

Suicide, or intentional self-harm, is death caused by a person’s own actions. People who die by suicide direct harm at themselves and die due to that harm. Almost [500,000] people are treated in emergency rooms each year for self-inflected injuries.
54. With that staggering amount of numbers, it becomes real easy to pass murder off as suicide. I Loved @POTUS reference to scarfs the other day kek #PainIsComing
55. Tips for prevention

Suicide prevention aims to help people find treatment that encourages them to end suicidal thoughts and start finding healthier ways to cope.

For many people, suicide prevention includes finding a support system of friends, family, and other people
56. who’ve contemplated suicide. In some cases, medication and in-hospital treatment may be necessary.

If you’re thinking about harming yourself, consider contacting a suicide prevention hotline. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.
58. This disease kills thousands of people. How many of you have actually heard of it? I hadn't.
11. Septicemia

Number of deaths per year: 38,940

Percent of total deaths: 1.42 percent
59. More common among:

adults over age 75
young children
people with a chronic illness
people with an impaired immune system
61. Tips for prevention

The best way to prevent septicemia is to have any bacterial infections treated quickly and thoroughly. If you think you may have an infection, make an appointment with your doctor. Complete the full treatment regimen prescribed by your doctor.
62. Early and thorough treatment can help prevent the spread of any bacterial infection to the blood.
63. Early and thorough treatment can help prevent the spread of any bacterial infection to the blood.
64. 12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

Number of deaths per year: 38,170

Percent of total deaths: 1.39 percent

More common among:
65. people with a history of excessive alcohol use
a viral hepatitis infection
an accumulation of fat in the liver (fatty liver disease)
67. Tips for prevention

If you feel you’re misusing alcohol, see a healthcare provider. They can help you get treatment. This may include a combination of:

support groups
68. The longer and more you drink, the greater your risk for developing liver disease or cirrhosis.

Likewise, if you receive a diagnosis of hepatitis, follow your doctor’s instructions in treating the condition to prevent unnecessary liver damage.
69. Between 2011 and 2014, heart disease deaths rose 3 percent.
70. Deaths from influenza and pneumonia are also falling. According to the American Lung Association, deaths from the two diseases dropped an average of 3.8 percent per year since 1999. It's still killing over 50k ppl per yr. Do the math for the death toll in 99.
71. The Flu has killed literally millions of people. Why no quarantining, mobile hospitals, National Guard etc? The truth shall set you free! #TheGreatAwakening
74. This falling number of preventable deaths suggests that health awareness campaigns are hopefully increasing awareness of preventive measures people can take to live a longer, healthier life.
75. Rising death rates

The gap between heart disease and cancer was once much wider. Heart disease’s hold on the number one spot was wide and demanding.
76. Then, American health experts and doctors began encouraging Americans to curb smoking, and they started treating heart disease. Because of these efforts,
77. the number of heart disease-related deaths has been falling over the last five decades. Meanwhile, the number of cancer-related deaths has been rising.
78. Just over 22,000 deaths separate the two causes today. Many researchers suspect cancer may overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death in coming years.
79. Accidental deaths are also on the rise. From 2010 to 2014, the number of accident-related deaths increased by 23 percent. This number is fueled largely by substance overdose deaths.
80. Do some research in to people that died from overdoses and family or friends said they NEVER used drugs before. #DarkToLight
81. Sooo, could someone please explain to me why the USA has suicide, accidental death and the Flu in the top 12?
82. Takeaway

While you can’t prevent every cause of death, you can do a lot to lower your risks. Many of the leading causes of death, both in the United States and worldwide, are preventable with lifestyle changes.
83. The last time I checked the CDC data, there had been 964 COVID19 deaths in the US. Despite there being a vaccine, on avg the Flu kills over 50,000 ppl per year. Again I ask: why all of the Fear Porn from the MSM about the CV?
84. What did we learn?
Almost every disease out there has one common denominator. The elderly and people with preexisting conditions are high risk to catch it. The same applies to the CV.
But, unlike the CV, pregnant women and CHILDREN are high risk for the Flu and [THEY] never talk about it.
86. In closing, here is some food for thought. #TrustThePlan #TheGreatAwakening #Q #QAnon
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