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Major Health Problem in the USA


With the change in our lifestyle, our health conditions also changed. Even with the improved medical system, there are so many health issues we face because of our way of life.

Major Health Problem in the USA

The following are some of the major health problems in the USA:

  • Overweight and obesity.
  • Hypothyroidism.
  • Breathing Disorders.
  • Depression and anxiety.
  • Substance Abuse.

Overweight and obesity:

Studies have shown that many people in America are overweight. Due to excessive intake of sugar and fat containing fast food. Due to the excessive glucose level in the blood, our body stores excessive food as fat content. Due to the storage of fat the cholesterol level increases; when cholesterol level increases then there are increased chances of heart-related diseases. Obesity also causes hypertension as the blood pressure increase. With the increased level of glucose in our veins, our liver produces insulin to balance out the glucose. This process can cause type 2 diabetes.

Overweight and obesity are controlled by changing the food habits. Eating healthy can improve the metabolism of your body. You can also increase your physical activity by starting with simple cardio exercise and later expand the activities you do.


Hypothyroidism prevalent is the USA, but most of the Americans are not even aware of the fact that they have Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism caused when the thyroid gland does not produce the thyroid hormone. The symptoms include gaining weight, depression, fatigue and cold sensitivity.  Hypothyroidism is most common among women than men.

Breathing Disorders:

Studies have shown that more than 25 million people in America have the breathing disorder. In most of them, the pulmonary disease caused due to increase in the consumption of tobacco. These days the problems which you get through smoking are known as “Tobacco dependence disease”. The smoke can harm the lungs and cause breathing difficulties. Increased consumption of tobacco can also cause cancer in the lungs.

Depression and anxiety:

Many people in America are said to have depression and anxiety. There are many ways in which people can get depressed. It may be due to health problems, relationship issues, having trouble at work, Social isolation, Separation of a loved one or a divorce and drug or alcohol abuse.

A majority of the people in America consume alcohol and are addicted to it. Addiction to alcohol is one of the main reasons to depressions. People get addicted to it, and when they try to come out, they find it hard and get into depression and anxiety. People are also affected by depression because of child hood abuse, violence, rape, homicides, violent deaths, accidents and even unprotected sex. Children who have suffered a terrible injury during their child hood seem to be more disturbed and destructive when they grow up. Many of the reapers and murderers are people who got abused when they were a child.

Substance Abuse:

Substance Abuse deals with usage of drugs and other abusive things which cause harm to your body. The offensive content can cause anxiety and people can develop suicidal thoughts.

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