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50 Most Common Causes Of Death

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The most common ways to die probably won't surprise you - many of us have loved ones who were claimed by cancer, heart disease, or other terminal illness. This is a list of the 50 leading causes of death in the world for both men and women, including both natural and unnatural causes. From stroke to heart attack to shark attack, these are the ways most people die. 

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. 

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    Cardiovascular disease is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50 Most Common Causes Of Death
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    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 peripheral ...more

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    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. nonhemorrhagic ...more

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    Lower respiratory tract infect... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50 Most Common Causes Of Death
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    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 the ...more

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    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 nerves ...more

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    AIDS is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 50 Most Common Causes Of Death
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    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 prolonged ...more

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    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 50 Most Common Causes Of Death
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    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, ...more

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    Tuberculosis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 50 Most Common Causes Of Death
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    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 other ...more

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