PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Across the United States, seven out of every 10 people will die from chronic disease. The fiscal price of managing the high levels of chronic disease across the country consume 86 percent of our nation’s total health care costs.
However, the most common chronic disease conditions, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes and obesity, are also the most preventable.
There are a host of issues involved in treating chronic disease: family support, community services, as well as psychological support. Treating chronic disease also includes practical issues like travel to the medical appointments, absenteeism at work or school and helping your family understand your state of health. With or without medical insurance, many medications are too expensive for patients to afford or do not fall within the offerings of a patient’s insurance plan.
Long-term lifestyle changes are the most effective way to prevent chronic illness such as smoking cessation and a healthy diet. Across the country, we need to work towards decreasing the rates of preventable chronic diseases. An increase in general public knowledge about chronic illness will help patients as they seek support and solutions for their conditions.
Join Good Days in recognizing 7/10 as National Chronic Disease Awareness Day, because seven out of 10 people succumbing to chronic disease is too many.
To show your support, we are asking everyone to share a social media post on how chronic disease has impacted you or a family member, or to share one of our suggested social media posts:
- 7/10 people in U.S. will die from chronic illness, yet the most common chronic diseases are the most preventable #MyGoodDays #LiveHealthy
- Real @CDCgov stat: 7/10 people in U.S. will die from chronic disease. Let's Make 7/10 Chronic Disease Awareness Day #MyGoodDays
- This July 10 I support Chronic Disease Awareness Day because 7/10 people in this country should not die from chronic illness @MyGoodDays #MyGoodDays
- DYK: 7/10 people in the U.S. die from chronic disease? Support Chronic Disease Awareness Day @MyGoodDays
Did you know that 7/10 people in the U.S. will die from a chronic illness? Or that 86% of our total health care spending goes to managing chronic disease? The most common chronic disease conditions, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes and obesity, are also the most preventable. Simply by sharing this post, you will increase national awareness on the need to reduce chronic illness.
Support Chronic Disease Awareness Day on July 10, because 7/10 people succumbing to chronic disease is too many. Learn more at Good Days’ Facebook page.
ABOUT GOOD DAYS
Good Days is one of the nation's largest providers of financial help to seriously ill Americans who cannot afford their medication. We do it simply, efficiently, and with compassion. All of our funding comes from generous contributions of donors and our pledge is that more than 90 cents of each dollar goes directly to patients who need our help. Learn more at http://www.mygooddays.org/ and follow us on Medium at Good Days.