What are the most common causes of death? The number one cause of death is cardiovascular disease, which kills more Americans than cancer each year. Do you often wonder how your life is going to end? What is the chances you are going to have a painless, quick death? There are obviously many different ways to die, and you never can tell for certain how you are going to go, but this list gives you the most probable causes of death. After you read this list, try not to get too hung up on it. After all, we are all going one way or another.
Cardiovascular disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. Common CVDs include: ischemic heart disease, stroke, hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, aortic aneurysms, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart disease, endocarditis, and ...moresee more on Cardiovascular disease
A sudden, nonconvulsive loss of neurologic function due to an ischemic or hemorrhagic intracranial vascular event. In general, cerebrovascular accidents are classified by anatomic location in the brain, vascular distribution, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. ...moresee more on Stroke
Lower respiratory tract infection, while often used as a synonym for pneumonia, can also be applied to other types of infection including lung abscess and acute bronchitis. Symptoms include shortness of breath, weakness, fever, coughing and fatigue. There are a number of infections that can affect ...moresee more on Lower respiratory tract infection
Respiratory disease is a medical term that encompasses pathological conditions affecting the organs and tissues that make gas exchange possible in higher organisms, and includes conditions of the upper respiratory tract, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, pleura and pleural cavity, and the ...moresee more on Respiratory disease
Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. Following initial infection, a person may experience a brief period of influenza-like illness. This is typically followed by a ...moresee more on AIDS
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as chronic obstructive lung disease, and chronic obstructive airway disease, among others, is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by chronically poor airflow. It typically worsens over time. The main symptoms include shortness of breath, ...moresee more on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Tuberculosis, MTB, or TB, in the past also called phthisis, phthisis pulmonalis, or consumption, is a widespread, and in many cases fatal, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis typically attacks the lungs, but can also affect ...moresee more on Tuberculosis