America’s auto-dominated highway system has become a magnet for cars, and the country’s reliance on these roads has led to an epidemic of chronic illnesses that plague millions.
Here are some of the worst, most devastating chronic diseases that are hitting the country, and how to avoid them.1.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD, or chronic obstructive lung disease, is the most common cause of chronic obstructions in the US, and kills more Americans each year than heart disease.2.
Chronic fatigue syndrome CFS is a chronic fatigue syndrome, and it affects about 1 in 6 people.
It can be debilitating, and is particularly devastating in older adults.3.
Cardiac arrhythmia (coronavirus)CVD is a heart disease that can cause death.
It is the leading cause of death in people over 65 years old.4.
Crohn’s diseaseCrohn’s is a type of inflammatory bowel disease.
It affects the intestines, causing inflammation and narrowing of the intestles.
People with the disease often have trouble eating, breathing and having bowel movements.5.
Coeliac diseaseCEL is a gluten-sensitive autoimmune disease.
People who have it are at greater risk for developing the chronic bowel disease Crohn-Smith-Reynolds-Patterson syndrome (CSRS), a rare but deadly condition.6.
Chronic liver disease (CLL)CLL is a liver disease that affects the liver and affects about one in 10 people.
The condition is often fatal, and in older people it is especially deadly.7.
Chronic kidney disease (CHD)CHD is a rare and deadly condition in which the liver fails to produce enough urine.
It usually causes damage to the kidneys.8.
Chronic pulmonary disease (CPD)CPD is caused by chronic obstructing pulmonary disease, a chronic condition that affects breathing and the lungs.9.
CoagulopathyCAM, or coagulopathic acute respiratory distress syndrome, is a disease that results in severe acute respiratory illness and death.10.
Crohns disease (chronic obstructive viral hepatitis)CVRV is a viral infection that can lead to chronic obstructively pulmonary disease.11.
Croton-Vey disease (cystic fibrosis)CFT is a genetic disorder that causes cystic fibria, a lung disorder.
People living with cystic Fibrosis have a genetic predisposition to lung disease.12.
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)CML is a cancer of the bone marrow that affects around one in 12 people.13.
Cryptosporidiosis, or coccidiosisCODE, is caused when viruses are released from infected soil and into the environment.14.
Cervical cancerCVC, or cervical cancer, is one of the most devastating cancers to hit the US.15.
Dermatologic disordersDermatologic disease affects the skin, and people who have dermatologic conditions can have skin cancer.16.
Endometrial cancerEndometrial is a tissue that forms in the lining of the uterus, but it can also cause cancer.17.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)EDS is a neurological disorder, which is the result of damage to nerve cells in the brain.
It causes symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, weakness and muscle weakness.18.
Endothelial dysfunctionEncephalopathy, or the loss of blood flow to the brain, is another form of damage caused by abnormal blood vessels.19.
EpididymisEndometriosis is a condition in the uterus that causes infertility, and can cause severe pain, bleeding, infertility and death in women.20.
Estrogen-receptor-alpha (ERalpha)A female hormone called estradiol is an important part of the body’s ability to make eggs, sperm and embryos.
It’s produced by the ovaries and is used in the making of eggs.21.
Female genital herpes (FHS)FHS is a sexually transmitted infection caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV-1).
It is one the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases in the world, affecting more than 300 million people.22.
Flushing of the intestineIt is an immune-related condition in people who are sick.
It happens when the immune system attacks normal mucous membranes in the intest and creates inflammation.
It results in gas and bloating in the bowel.23.
FibromyalgiaFibromyalgia is a pain condition that is usually caused by the fibromyalgia syndrome, a cluster of conditions that affects people of all ages.24.
Fragile X syndromeFPS, or Fingers-on-Sticks Syndrome, is an autoimmune disorder that can affect muscles, joints and bones.25.
Food allergiesMany of the conditions that can be caused by food allergies are also linked to allergies, such as celiac disease, which can affect the digestive system and