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16 Medical Conditions Basically Everyone Has

Updated September 23, 2021 85k views16 items

It seems like everyone nowadays has some sort of health problem or medical condition they're dealing with... and that's because it's absolutely true. What's more, you probably have a medical problem so common that people across the world from you are dealing with the same exact thing! Yes, believe it or not, there are some conditions and diseases that everyone has.

That's not to say it's time to sound the alarms. There's no major epidemic on our hands or anything (unless you count the rising frequency of allergies). To the contrary, most of the conditions and diseases we all have range from slightly annoying to entirely harmless. In fact, you probably don't even know you have some of these problems. The best news is that you're not alone. When it comes to the medical stuff, we all have more in common that you might have previously thought.

To get educated (and and a little grossed out), check out this list of medical conditions everyone has. Chances are you have them right now, or you'll get them at some point in your life. Can't wait!
  • Shingles

    Let's be clear on this one: If you are one of those lucky youngsters who got the chickenpox vaccine, then you don't have this uncomfortable rash-causing virus. But if you've had chickenpox at any point in your life, then you already have the virus that can cause shingles in your body. Still, there's only a one-in-five chance it turns into full-blown shingles, so cross your fingers!
  • Anemia

    While it isn't always chronic, most people experience this low-iron condition at one point or another. If you feel faint, shaky, tired, and don't know why, you are hardly alone. It doesn't help that there are over 400 types of anemia that have been medically identified so far. Or that the condition can actually become deadly. In fact, it killed almost 5,000 people in the U.S. in 2013.
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

    While this is a worldwide problem, Vitamin D deficiency is very common in the United States. Around three quarters of adults and teens in the U.S. have low levels of this "sunshine vitamin." Considering that some studies have linked this deficiency to cancer, heart disease, and more, this is something you might want to pay attention to. 
  • Hair Loss

    There may be ways to cover it up and treat it medically, but in the average person's lifetime, they'll probably experience hair loss. Even high amounts of stress can cause it! Around 85% of males (and even many women) face this problem. It's okay, bald is still beautiful.