Top 10 Causes of Death in 2022
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Top 10 Causes of Death in 2022

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Health is a state of total physical, mental, and social well-being, rather than the absence of disease or disability or death. The body stays healthy and the mind stays active and fresh when a person lives a healthy lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle will help you live longer and renew your body and mind. The state of one’s health is critical to one’s happiness.

Exercise, Sleep, Healthy Eating, Drinking Water, and Enjoying Leisure Time are the best ways to have a Balanced Lifestyle. But despite all this, one can not deny that death is inevitable and thus must be met like an old friend. Here are 10 causes of death around the world:

  • Health Diseases: Men and women both die from heart disease, which is the primary cause of death. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the most common cause of death around the world. CVDs claimed the lives of 17.9 million individuals worldwide in 2019, accounting for 32% of all deaths. Heart attacks and strokes were responsible for 85% of these deaths. Low- and middle-income nations account for about three-quarters of CVD mortality.
  • Alzheimer’s disease: It is a neurologic illness in which the brain shrinks (atrophy) over time and brain cells die. A type of dementia that affects a person’s ability to function independently due to a progressive loss of cognitive, behavioural, and social capacities. In 2019, there were 1.62 million dementia-related deaths worldwide, according to research estimates.
  • Cancer: It is a disease in which abnormal cells multiply uncontrollably and cause tissue destruction. Cancer killed approximately 10 million people in 2020, accounting for nearly one in every six deaths. Breast, lung, colon, rectum, and prostate cancers are the most frequent cancers. 
  • Kidney disease: It indicates that your kidneys have been damaged and are unable to filter blood as effectively as they should. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects ten% of the world’s population. CKD claimed the lives of 1.2 million persons worldwide in 2017.
  • Stroke: When a blood artery in the brain ruptures and bleeds, or when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, a stroke ensues. Stroke kills roughly 5.5 million people per year.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): It is a long-term inflammatory lung condition that causes airflow obstruction in the lungs. In 2019, 3.23 million people died as a result of COPD. Low- and middle-income nations account for about 90% of COPD fatalities among people under the age of 70. 
  • Respiratory Tract Infection (RTI): It occurs when the lungs, specifically the lower airways, become infected. RTI claimed the lives of 652 572 children under the age of five, 1 080 958 adults over the age of 70, and 2 377 697 persons of all ages worldwide in 2016.
  • Influenza and Pneumonia: Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious virus that is one of the most serious winter infections. Pneumonia is an infection or inflammation of the lungs that can be life-threatening. In 2019, influenza claimed the lives of 62,000 people, while pneumonia claimed the lives of 50,000 people.
  • Nephritis: It is a disorder in which the kidney tissues become inflamed and have difficulty filtering waste from the bloodstream. There have been 52,547 deaths due to nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis. 

The precise injury or condition that leads to death is referred to as the cause of death. The method of death refers to how an injury or disease causes death. There are five ways to die (natural, accident, suicide, homicide, and undetermined).

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