They are deadly. They are contagious. They are modern day viruses. This countdown will name the top 5 diseases placing each disease based on symptoms, the initial pain, and the amount of deaths. Placing in at number 5 we have Diabetes. Diabetes has 2 categories: Type 1 and Type 2. First, Type 1. Type 1, is a disease that is usually genetic. The way Type 1 works is it targets your pancreas and essentially kills it. I have first hand experience with type one because, I was living with a brother that just recently got it. Sadly, he moved out about a month ago. The only way to counter it is to have the right equipment. Equipment you will need: Needles (to make a wound to get blood from), a blood pressure reader ( It’s self explanatory), and an insulin pin.*be careful, insulin pins can expire*
Type 2 (also called adult onset diabetes) comes from your eating choices. The way you get it is either over time or all at once. Some interesting facts are Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. About 90 to 95% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. 95% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes risk. Many people are over weight when they get diagnosed with type 2.
Number 4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease that makes breathing difficult. If you discover these symptoms you should go to a medical center.If you have bluish or gray fingernails or lips, as this indicates low oxygen levels in your body are very low. If you cannot breath or if you cannot talk. If you feel confused , muddled or faint. Finally If your heart is beating substantially fast. In 2015 there were 3.17 million deaths globally caused by COPD.
Number 3. A lower respiratory infection is an infection in your lungs because of the Flu, pneumonia, bronchitis, and tuberculosis. One of the best preventative measures you can take against lower respiratory is get the flu shot every year. People that have pneumonia can also get a vaccine. Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water to avoid transmitted bacteria. Stay at home and rest until you feel better if you have a respiratory infection, because rest improves healing. There are more than 1.5 million deaths (In America) a year do to respiratory infections.
Number 2. Cancer is the uncontrollable spread of weird and abnormal cells. If the cancer cells are not (somewhat) controlled the cells can tamper or mess up the body’s vital systems. Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the U.S. The rate of deaths a day is 1621! Sorry to say that there is no way to prevent getting Cancer (aside from not smoking). Although, sometimes you can get it genetically. To the human races disadvantage, there is no cure. But, they can treat it to make kill a lot of the cancer cells. Try to donate money to places like Saint Jude. These places treat Cancer patients to try and help them fight for survival.
And last but not least, Number 1. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. The death rate a day is 1683. Heart disease is a term used to describe several conditions, many of which are related to plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries. As the plaque builds up, they clog your arteries. This will block your blood flow(you all know how that will end). This can also end up in major heart attacks.
To keep yourself safe, look out for the symptoms!