|In the United States disease is an equal opportunity parasite. Most diseases strike men and women in relatively similar numbers. The diseases and disorders that are prevalent in America affect hundreds of thousands of citizens each year. They are painful, terrible, often fatal and almost always unavoidable. Luckily, many of the most common diseases in the country are treatable, at least to some degree.
While these common diseases strike men and women proportionately, it is interesting to note that Alzheimer’s doesn’t fit the pattern. It is the tenth leading cause of death among American men but the fifth of women. As of yet, this anomaly has not been explained.
There are things that can be done to help prevent some deadly diseases. Above all, be aware of risk factors and have regular physicals.