The Most Common Causes of Death

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People die every single day, but there are some causes of death that are much more common than others. Here they are.
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Heart Disease

In the U.S., 1 in 4 deaths are as a result of heart disease.
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Cancer

Cancer doesn’t discriminate and results in nearly 600,000 deaths each year.
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Lower Respiratory Disease

This includes things like COPD, bronchitis, asthma and emphysema and kills more females than males each year.
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Accidents

Accidents kill many people each year and includes things like car crashes, other transportation accidents, accidental shootings, falls, fire and poisoning.
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Stroke

It’s imperative to treat a stroke as soon as possible, but left untreated, a stroke can lead to death.
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Alzheimer’s Disease

This is a form of dementia that is also a progressive illness that leads to death.
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Diabetes

Each year, more than 75,000 people die from diabetes. The illness requires careful treatment, which many people don’t get.
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Flu and Pneumonia

Neither of these illnesses has to be deadly, but people who don’t recognize that they have something serious can certainly die from complications.
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Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease interferes with proper waste filtration and can cause complications that often lead to death.
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Suicide

Sadly, mental health conditions can lead to suicide, which is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
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