Health problems can be caused by a person's genetic make-up, lifestyle behaviours (e.g. smoking), exposure to toxic substances (e.g. asbestos) or other reasons. With multiple health problems, one illness or its treatment might lead to another. The leading causes of ill health or early death are drug use disorders, heart disease, depression, lung cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Most of the conditions that cause a high proportion of early death or ill health are related to modifiable factors that affect health.
The most common health issues are physical inactivity and food, obesity, tobacco, substance abuse, AIDS, mental health, falling and injury, environmental quality, immunization, and healthcare access. These all-personal health issues require attention to improve the quality of life and keep you free from diseases.
The No. 1 health condition in the U.S. is heart disease. It is one of the leading causes of death, comprising more than a quarter of all deaths annually. It is estimated that someone has a heart attack in the U.S. every 43 seconds. This is now becoming more common in Zambia.
According to the American Heart Association's latest findings, heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Experts predict that the broad influence of the COVID-19 pandemic will extend that ranking for years to come
Most Common Health Issues
Health issue - The term “health problem” means a disease or medical ailment or an environmental condition that poses the risk of disease or medical ailment.
Common health problem in the community
Heart disease and stroke. HIV. Motor vehicle injury. Nutrition, physical activity and obesity.
Public health programs seek to address major public health issues such as depression, anxiety, drug abuse, and obesity. Health agencies need to be flexible to address the needs of vulnerable communities, which can change when new economic, social, or population health issues arise.