Many adults are taking care of themselves, living longer, and aging in place. In fact, many people are living longer than the past few decades ago. According to research statistics, “in the 1960s, the age of life expectancy was 53 while today, Americans are living to be between 79 and 83.” They’re exercising, eating better, enjoying leisure time, bonding with family, utilizing stress relievers, and taking the advice of their doctor.
As of 2020, “34.2 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes.” The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that’s 10.5% of the US population. Diabetes is rare among children, but common among adults age 19 to 40 and very common among seniors. With the right treatment options, many people with diabetes can live a full life. There are a few things individuals can do to lower the risk of becoming a diabetic. The following post discusses diabetes and the risk factors in more detail below.
The immune system plays a key role in your health and wellness. It protects the body from harmful invaders that threaten to make you sick. A weak immune system can result in an individual being unhealthy, but also more prone to sickness and diseases. When a harmful substance enters the body, the immune system recognizes it and responds. Your gut sits at the center of your immune system. The immune system in a child is continuing to develop as they mature.
Many people don’t believe it’s possible to overdose on antibiotics because patients are given a recommended dose for a specified period of time. However, when people take antibiotics that aren’t prescribed to them an increased risk of overdose will occur. Unfortunately, overprescribing antibiotics has also led to another way people can overdose on antibiotics. Today in 2018, there were 258.9 million oral antibiotics prescribed in America. Keep reading more details below to learn more about the dangers of an antibiotic overdose for both children and adults.
The Center for Disease Control reported, “16 million Americans are living with a smoking-related illness.” Smoking results in many respiratory and lung cancer diagnosis around the world and has also caused millions of fatalities. The CDC also reported smoking is the leading cause of preventable death. The only way to prevent the illnesses associated with smoking including cigarettes and cigars is to quit.