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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

what are we dying from

 Cancer Isn't the Only Thing Killing Americans
from bloomberg cancer isnt the only thing killing americans

here are in order the 10 leading causes of whats killing us in the us from this cdc bulletin in descending order

heart disease
unintentional injuries
chronic respiratory disease
alzheimers disease
flu and pneumonia
kidney disease

then look up at that picture
see those pretty blue lines with the green letters
those are the ones that have increased not decreased in this 2014-2017 time period

the ones that decreased the most was cancer the blue line with the red letters
the one that increased the most was alzheimers and probably suicide
kidney disease has decreased also

many of these are preventable even manageable
the cancer deaths decreasing is from folks stopping smoking
i wonder what the increased use of ecigarettes will do to this number
remember it takes a few years for these cancers to develop

the saddest i think is the suicide rate increasing
drugs and wars are to blame
these are mostly young folks
which is why the longevity rate for the us is dropping
we are dying younger

injuries like car wrecks mass shootings are mostly potentially preventable
the government doesnt have what it takes to fix this one

influenza and pneumonia is bothersome
those should be preventable and treatable
is this because of the overuse of antibiotics and drug resistance of the germs
is it due to the lack of access to health care

many of these are tied to obesity poor exercise poor diet
like heart disease kidney disease diabetes stroke alzheimers

so these are what we are dying from
some are getting better
some are getting worse

many of these can be prevented

its up to
us personally to improve our health
our government to do what it takes to make these all be with red letters

of course im pulling for the alzheimers one and the kidney one to go down

the organicgreen doctor

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