10 Leading Causes of Death

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After researching the 10 leading causes of death in the United states, I discovered that they were heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, accidents, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, nephritis and suicide. Heart disease being the leading cause of death is surprising to me because that is an illness that can relatively be controlled. Heart disease can be caused by unhealthy diet, smoking, lack of exercise and being overweight. Since this is known to everyone that heart disease is a huge risk, it's surprising that more people so not take more action to reduce this risk. In my opinion, a disease that can be controlled by just keeping yourself healthy, should not be a leading cause of death. Unfortunately, cancer is becoming more common in the United states. According to cancer.gov, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer with about 235,000 new cases expected in the United states in 2014. This is shocking to me that in just one year, that many cases of just one type of cancer can be found. Chronic lower respiratory diseases are the third leading causes of death. These are diseases that affect the lungs. According to womenshealth.gov, Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two deadliest forms of this. This is also surprising to me because the leading cause of it is smoking cigarettes. If smoking is the leading cause of one of the leading causes of death, it surprises me that people still do it. Stroke, accidents, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes are the causes of death in the middle of the list. A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. Stroke can have permanent damage on a person causing that person to lose their ability to speak or move like they used to, it can also be fatal. Accidents or unintentional injuries are getting more and more common. An example of these accidents are

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