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Starting new statistics out there are dramatic statistic basically stating that of American adults are living with two.
Or more chronic conditions.
And that research actually shows people 45 and older especially aggressive doctors some money what's going on with this and -- how do we turn this around.
Well -- this is -- -- that came out of CBC this week you looked at nine.
Chronic illnesses heart disease stroke cancer and the list is long.
I want they know this is dead now in America big -- population over age of 45.
Dead at they have at least two of those chronic illness -- -- numbers have gone from 16% in the last decade not to 21%.
But what's more -- -- important is that the category over the age of 65.
That number has gone from 37% to an -- 45%.
What it really means is is that half of the population over 65 to have -- chronic disease or more that's not really good news for us and then the answer is.
Why exactly is this happening some of it has to do we do -- terror.
-- the fact that people are living longer.
Modern medicine is diagnosing them and -- as a result of living longer you're going to -- over this chronic disease some of it has to do with the cost of medicine.
He cannot afford -- education or they're not complying -- that.
And that's part of it and the bigger part of this.
Is that maybe this chronic -- is on the rise and it secret ambition behind his shadow is obesity obesity is the one that causes it.
Heart disease stroke and diabetes assuming it'd take on this -- a lot of people out there.
-- down on the salt sugar white flour that you take care of some of the high blood pressure and diabetes make sure you exercise.
And stop smoking.
We are good in prolonging life who are excellent in diagnosing.
Well we don't do well as far as equality of our patients prevention is a way to go in the future very good advice for good -- -- if you add in terms of not being that statistic.
In a first -- one emphasized David's point that not everyone gets to their medication not everyone's compliant and one of the statistics that came out of the CDC review.
Is that 24% of people are not getting their medications or not getting to the doctor.
There was a practicing internist I see this problem all the time of people with two or more problems.
I couldn't agree more with David's point about obesity that's the core of the problem.
Not just obesity but being overweight almost half a group of Americans are overweight and they're sedentary.
We -- on the couch we don't get up we don't exercise I wanna explain why obesity is at the core this cause people come to me.
And if there -- obese their cholesterol is usually to hide their blood pressure goes up.
When their blood pressure goes up.
And the cholesterol -- too high they have a higher risk of heart disease that's another one of these chronic diseases.
And diabetes we've talked about previously is directly related to how much you weigh the morning away.
The less -- receptive you have to do the job you need the more likely to have diabetes all of these together increase your risk of heart disease now what do we do.
David gave some very nice prescriptions for -- for me I would also -- small changes give big results get up in the morning.
Walk or do -- don't ever ever exercise you can do twenty -- thirty minutes a day if you do it early in the morning that the increases your appetite hunger hormones go down.
You -- a little water after that you have coffee we both like coffee in the morning you don't need as much you're set for the day.
You know what they start losing weight you feel better about yourself and these chronic diseases don't happen this off I get advice.
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