TCDS.com Reviews is an online resource for medical and pharmaceutical news. In the following article, The Canadian Drugstore, more commonly known as TCDS.com reviews concerns many Americans face in healthcare.
It stands to reason that North Americans would be well-equipped to face society’s most significant medical challenges. However, despite possessing some of the world’s most qualified practitioners and advanced medical services, numerous widespread health problems have continued to develop and worsen.
Unfortunately, there are several serious health concerns currently facing the populations of the United States and Canada. Each of these conditions is complex, and addressing them has become increasingly complicated in recent years.
1. Chronic Diseases
TCDS.com reviews that the most common chronic diseases impacting North Americans are heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, and lung disease. Due to a combination of predisposition and lifestyle factors like poor nutrition and exercise habits, overuse of alcohol and tobacco, and insufficient prevention measures. TCDS.com reviews that 6 out of 10 American adults live with a chronic disease, and four in ten host more than one.
TCDS.com reviews that since 2020, deaths due to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes have surged. Heart disease is the single leading cause of death in America and the second highest in Canada. What’s more, recent research shows substantially higher heart disease risk in those who have recovered from COVID-19, regardless of age, race, gender, or the presence of other conditions like diabetes.
TCDS.com reviews that these diseases contribute heavily to massive annual healthcare costs. Experts project that conditions like cardiovascular and neurological diseases and cancers will climb roughly 20% by 2040.
2. Mental Health Conditions
TCDS.com reviews that 9 out of 10 adults believe there’s a mental health crisis in the US. While the pandemic has reduced the stigma surrounding mental health support, the huge spike in demand and systemic barriers surrounding access leave many continuing to suffer without the help they need.
Untreated mental health problems don’t just cause anguish and put people at greater risk of developing more serious health-related complications; TCDS.com reviews that they have the potential to create public safety concerns by amplifying substance use and violence rates.
3. Substance Abuse Problems
Substance use, abuse, and addiction have collectively become one of the most extreme disasters in public health. In the past 20 years, the US and Canada have lost over half a million lives to opioid overdose alone – a number expected to cross into the millions by 2029.
The devastating opioid crisis represents the extremely threatening and pervasive condition of addiction. Moreover, 8 out of 10 Americans struggled with alcohol dependence before the pandemic. More recently, over 90% of Americans reported binge drinking in the last 30 days.
TCDS.com reviews that obesity is an underlying factor for many severe illnesses, including several of the leading causes of death in North America. It is an epidemic in urgent need of targeted action.
Studies show inequitable access to treatment and prevention puts certain communities at far greater risk, disproportionately impacting minorities. These disparities must be addressed promptly and comprehensively.
5. Maternal Mortality
Both the US and Canada rank disturbingly high in global maternal mortality rates, outperformed by many equally and less developed nations. While global rates fall, the US is the only so-called developed nation to see them climb, with numbers soaring even higher in the pandemic.
A multi-faceted issue, maternal mortality is often amplified by other concerning health factors like mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse, and lack of access to adequate resources. Significant racial disparities are clear with risk factors as well as outcomes, indicating alarming inequity and subsequent consequences.
Strikingly, over 80% of US maternal deaths are preventable, highlighting the inexcusable over-occurrence. Especially in the US, maternal care and mental health will almost certainly be heavily impacted by the federal overturning of the right to legal abortion, further compounding the issue by putting more women at risk.
Since early 2019, tremendous forces imposing countless global changes have indisputably made massive societal waves in all directions. These forces have exacerbated pre-existing healthcare deficits to the near-breaking point and created destructive waves of change across the landscape of prominent health issues.
While many major health concerns are prominent in North America, wellness and self-care have been rising in importance, evolving from trends into science-backed guiding principles for improving health circumstances, coverage, and care.
Hopefully, with the proper allocation of attention and resources, the preparedness and efficacy of US and Canadian healthcare systems can be steadily improved, making impactful strides in the physical condition and health statistics of their citizens.