Health 104: Increased Demographic Chances Of Ailments

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Note: many of these are connected to lifestyle, so these are simply correlations. They do not necessarily reflect causation.

Age-related medical issues start appearing at the ages of

  • 20’s
    • Breast Cancer (female-specific)
    • High Cholesterol
    • Human Papilloma Virus (female-specific) – leading cause of cervical cancer
    • Melanoma (aka Skin Cancer)
    • Testicular Cancer (male-specific)
  • 30’s
    • Colorectal Cancer (male-specific)
    • Type 2 Diabetes
    • Heart Disease (male-specific)
    • Cervical Cancer (female-specific)
    • Breast Cancer (female-specific)
  • 40’s
    • Heart Disease
    • Prostate Cancer (male-specific)
    • Ovarian Cancer (female-specific)
  • 50s
    • Colon Cancer
    • Stroke
    • Osteoporosis (female-specific)
  • 60s
    • Less risk of Type 2 Diabetes, but sharply increased risk of Heart Disease and Cancers
    • Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Colorectal Cancer (female-specific)

Race-based increased likelihood of health problems

  • African (Sub-Saharan)
    • Sickle-Cell Anemia
  • American (African-American)
    • Asthma
    • Diabetes
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Lung Cancer
  • American (Caribbean)
    • Mental Illness
    • Stroke
  • American (Latin)
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Sickle-Cell Anemia
  • American (USA)
    • Stroke
  • American (Native)
    • Lactose Intolerance
  • Arab
    • Sickle-Cell Anemia
    • Stroke
  • Asian (South)
    • Diabetes
    • Heart Disease
  • European (Northern)
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Hereditary Hemochromatosis
    • Lactose Intolerance
  • European (Southern)
    • Sickle-Cell Anemia
    • Thalassemia
  • Indian
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Sickle-Cell Anemia
  • Jews (Ashkenazi)
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Tay-Sachs Disease

Risks of simply being overweight

  •  Psychological
    • Depression
    • Lowered Sex Drive
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (difficulty sleeping)
    • Anxiety
  • Physiological (Decreases Quality of Life)
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Low Metabolism
    • Type 2 Diabetes
    • Migraines
    • Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome (reproductive dysfunction)
    • Asthma
    • Acne
    • Psoriasis
    • Acid Reflux Disease
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Joint Problems
    • Gout
    • Hypothyroidism, sometimes hyperthyroidism
  • Physiological (Life-Threatening)
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri (cranial pressure causing nausea, headache and vomiting)
    • Dyslipidemia Hypercholesterolemia (excess fat and cholesterol in the blood)
    • Heart Disease
    • Hepatitis
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    • Venous Stasis Disease (blood flow in extremeties is slowed)
    • Early Death
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