A study that was recently conducted by the American College of Cardiology found that there is likely to be a large increase in the number of instances of cardiovascular disease cases. By the year 2060, this team of researchers believes that the rate of cases will dramatically increase.
The team came to this conclusion after looking at current health trends across the country and demographic information. They also looked at risk factors like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and obesity.
They published their findings in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
It is possible that cardiovascular disease isn’t actually increasing in its rate. It could be that we have better detection methods and technology than ever before. Regardless, knowing that these numbers are as high as they are and seeing how medical technology and knowledge is improving, we are positioning ourselves in a place where the medical community can do more good than they were once able to. We can take greater steps towards preventing and treating heart disease early on in its path. Because of this awareness, we can do a better job of helping those that we love to live a healthier, longer life.
Cardiovascular disease is expected to increase dramatically amongst minority populations. When it comes to white people, the prediction is that this type of disease is actually expected to go down. Unfortunately, not everyone in the U.S. has equal access to health care even to this day. This is a trend that needs to stop. Everyone deserves access to high quality medical and senior care, regardless of their race, gender, or financial background.
Another contributing factor to the increasing rates of cardiovascular disease might be the growing burden on the care system in general. This was a problem that experts have seen coming for a long time. The Baby Boomer generation was the largest generation of all-time, and the senior care system hasn’t caught up to where it needs to be to adequately serve these individuals as they need more assistance.
Awareness isn’t a cure for this health disparity, but it does make the problem more widely known. When more people are aware of an issue, it becomes easier to address it on a widespread scale.
If you or a loved one are suffering from heart disease you might find that a set of extra hands around the house are all that you need to continue to live your life the way that you’re used to. And if you’re still adjusting to a diagnosis for yourself or someone you love, you might find that this is all that’s needed to make life a little more manageable.
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