May 14, 2021

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Almost half of older millennials have at least one chronic health condition


A new study indicates that nearly half of older millennials already have chronic health conditions.

About 44 percent of people born between 1981 and 1988 were already diagnosed with at least one chronic medical condition, according to a CNBC / Harris poll.

The most common conditions among the group were migraines, depression, asthma, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure not too late.

For most cases, older millennials had higher rates of chronic disease than the general population – including their older adults.

Experts warn that the mysterious repercussions of the “long Corona virus” may mean that rates of chronic health problems will only rise in the coming years.

About 46 percent of 831 older millennials in the survey of 4,000 people said they had experienced one chronic health condition (green) – more than the percentage in the general population (gray)

Gene therapies, cancer treatments, artificial hearts, vision recovery, measles vaccine – the world has made amazing progress in treating and even treating many devastating health problems.

But millions of Americans still have some of the most troublesome and deadly health problems, and rates may be on the rise at younger ages.

Of the 831 survey participants between the ages of 33 and 40, the survey found that 15 percent had high blood pressure or high blood pressure.

This is only about half the rate in the general population, but the risks usually increase with age. By age 55-65, the risk of high blood pressure rises to about 90 percent, according to Johns Hopkins University.

11 percent of respondents also said they had high cholesterol, the risk of which likewise increased with age.

Indeed, heart disease was half as common among this age group compared to the general population, with four percent already diagnosed as the number one killer of Americans.

Each condition has a network of underlying drivers, including genetic predispositions.

But experts have a particular suspect on their mind: obesity

Currently, only 10 percent of survey respondents say they are obese, compared to 13 percent of the general public of respondents (the survey was completed by more than 4,000 adults in the United States in total)

But obesity in general is on the rise in the United States, especially among young adults.

Dr. George Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, told CNBC there was “no doubt” that millennials had more health problems than doctors had anticipated.

“High blood pressure, diabetes and obesity are driving a lot of it.”

He added that obesity increases the risk of the other two conditions, as well as the risk of some types of cancer, such as colon and rectal cancer, which has witnessed an alarming boom among young people.

In annual cases among those under the age of 50, the rate of bowel cancer increased by about 2.2 percent annually between 2011 and 2016, and 18 percent of all cases in 2020 were expected in Americans under the age of 50.

The most common conditions among the group were migraines, depression, asthma, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure not too late.

The most common conditions among the group were migraines, depression, asthma, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure not too late.

Among the survey cohorts, cancer was nearly as common among older millennials as it was in the general population.

About four percent of people between the ages of 33 and 40 said they had been diagnosed with cancer, compared to five percent of the comprehensive survey group.

Millennials also reported higher rates of depression (23 percent), migraine (26 percent), asthma (19 percent), irritable bowel syndrome (12 percent), hyperactivity, and psychotic disorders (10 percent).

They also had higher than average rates of alcohol and drug abuse (nine and eight percent, respectively).

It is too early to say how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect rates of chronic health conditions, but early warning signs are not good.

An estimated one in 20 people who contract COVID-19 end up with “ Covid-19 ” – long-lasting symptoms ranging from difficulty breathing to brain fog and fatigue, to name a few.

This indicates that the millions of millennials who have contracted the Coronavirus may face a whole new set of chronic health issues, as well as a higher risk of known cases.