A new CDC study says that adults in America have at least one, maybe two, chronic conditions.
A governmental study declares that half of all adults in America have at least one chronic illness and more than a quarter of these adults have two or more conditions. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that these are diseases like diabetes, obesity or high blood pressure. However, we are not alone. The health of the world is affected by these chronic illnesses too.
Chronic Illnesses are Main Cause of Health Care Expenses
The biggest problems are lack of proper diet, exercising and smoking, but researchers said that people can dramatically reduce their risk of these chronic conditions by doing the following:
- Quitting smoking
- Eating right
- Drinking less alcohol
- Treating high blood pressure and high cholesterol
First lady Michelle Obama is among many on board for altering this national issue. She has proposed ideas on updating nutrition fact labels in Washington.
Sources say that the Affordable Care Act will help this issue because it puts an emphasis on preventive care. Chronic diseases are the main causes of poor health, disability, and death in the country, and account for most of the health care expenses in the country.