This blog post will look at the 10 most common problems affecting young adults.
A lot of health issues affect young adults. They are preventable and treatable, so it’s important to know what they are and how you can help avoid them. This blog will look at the top 10 health problems affecting young adults. These problems aren’t just physical; they have an impact on mental and emotional wellbeing too.
- Depression – depression affects one in five young people at some point in their life, but only half of these people receive effective treatment for it! If you recognise any signs or symptoms of depression, it is important that you get help immediately as this problem can become more severe if left untreated, leading to a variety of other chronic conditions such as anxiety disorders or eating disorders (which could also be considered mental illnesses). There are many successful treatments available including therapy sessions with a qualified professional who specialises in this area; even medications such as Prozac have been shown to be effective against moderate cases when combined with counselling sessions led by someone who understands how the brain works best when under stress (which unfortunately happens quite often nowadays!).
Migraines are a common problem for young adults and tend to begin in the early twenties. They’re more common in females than males and can last from a few hours up to 72 hours (3 days). The symptoms of migraines include:
- Headache pain that is usually on one side of the head, but can also be bilateral (both sides)
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Sensitivity to light, sound and smell
2. Mental health issues
- Mental health issues
Mental health problems are on the rise and can have devastating consequences for many young adults. Common mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder affect millions of people every year. If you’re feeling a bit low, anxious or stressed out more than usual it’s important to seek help from a doctor or therapist immediately to prevent this from becoming something more serious like an eating disorder or cutting yourself. Talking about your feelings with someone who knows you well is one of the best ways of helping yourself feel better again so don’t be afraid to ask for help or talk about how you are feeling with friends (although try not to share too much). If you are struggling with any issues that could be affecting your mental health then seek professional support sooner rather than later – they will be able to provide practical advice without judgement so there’s no need for embarrassment! Finally remember that taking care of yourself is just as important as looking after others – take time out each day just for yourself – go out somewhere nice by yourself, get some fresh air and spend time doing things that make YOU happy!
3. Heart problems
Heart problems affect people of all ages and can be very serious. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for people under 50! To avoid heart problems, you should eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and don’t smoke.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces. Diabetes can result in medical emergencies such as diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome. The most common type of diabetes (type 1) usually develops in children or young adults, but can occur at any age; type 2 diabetes typically begins after age 40 and becomes more common with age.
5. Asthma and breathing problems
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes the airways to become inflamed. When an asthma attack occurs, the airway muscles tighten and swell, causing the airways to narrow and make it difficult to breathe.
Asthma symptoms include:
- Tightening of the chest due to difficulty breathing (a feeling of tightness or pressure in your chest)
- Wheezing or whistling sounds when you breathe out/in because of narrowed airways
- Coughing with phlegm (sputum) production (phlegm is sticky mucus that comes up when you cough)
6. Arthritis and back pain
Arthritis is a common problem that affects the joints and can lead to pain, stiffness, and swelling. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Health experts say that about two in five people will develop some form of arthritis by age 85. Osteoarthritis develops when the cartilage (the cushioning tissue at the ends of bones) loses its ability to protect your joints from rubbing together too much. When this happens, your bones rub together causing pain and swelling in the joint area.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease which causes an immune system response against healthy tissue within your body leading to inflammation throughout your body including painful swollen joints and other symptoms like fatigue or fever. Some treatments for rheumatoid arthritis include medications such as corticosteroids or biologics which help decrease inflammation within the body as well as physical therapy exercises designed specifically for each patient’s specific condition
7. Vision loss, hearing loss, and other impairments
- Vision loss, hearing loss and other impairments
According to the WHO report, vision loss is a major health problem for people between 20 and 59 years old. It’s estimated that 2.2 million people in this age group have permanent blindness and 8 million have impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error (vision problems that can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses). A large proportion of these cases could be prevented by getting regular eye checks.
It’s also important to wear safety glasses when you play sport or do certain jobs because they protect your eyes from injury while playing a sport or at work – these include baseball caps, goggles and contact lenses as well as prescription spectacles/sunglasses where necessary!
Hearing loss affects more than one in six people aged 30-69 years old in Australia – that’s around two million Australians who have hearing difficulties at present. The most common cause of hearing deterioration over time is noise exposure; however lifestyle choices such as smoking may also contribute towards developing hearing problems later on in life
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and it can affect people of all ages. There are over 200 types of cancer, but they all start in the cells. The most common types include breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer (including non-small cell lung carcinoma), colon and rectal cancer (including colorectal adenocarcinoma), pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer and kidney cancers (renal cell carcinomas). If you have any concerns about your health or notice anything unusual about your body that doesn’t go away after a few weeks or months, see your doctor right away so they can determine if there’s anything wrong with you. While there’s no sure way to prevent getting some forms of cancer like melanoma or lymphoma (which affects immune system cells), there are things that may reduce your risk including not smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco; limiting alcohol intake; staying at least five feet away from anyone who smokes while they’re lighting up; eating well-balanced meals with lots of fruits and vegetables; getting enough exercise each day; avoiding tanning beds at all costs!
9. Obesity, overweight and unhealthy weight gain/loss
Obesity, overweight and unhealthy weight gain/loss are common issues for young people. This can be caused by a number of factors including poor diet, lack of exercise and lack of sleep. Obesity has many health effects such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. It can also lead to mental health issues such as depression or anxiety.
In order to prevent obesity it is important that you eat a balanced diet and get active every day. By doing so you will be able to maintain a healthy weight throughout your life.
10. Overuse of technology or social media
- Overuse of technology or social media
Technology and social media have become an integral part of our daily lives. It’s estimated that the average person spends at least two hours a day on their phone and another five hours on other devices, such as laptops, tablets and gaming consoles. While it might seem like a harmless way to pass the time, technology has been linked to depression, insomnia, low self-esteem and poor sleep quality – all things which can affect your health over time.
In addition to this direct effect on our health (which is enough reason not to overuse them), there are also indirect consequences that may not be immediately obvious – such as decreased real-life interaction with friends and family members due to communicating via text message instead of face-to-face conversations; increased sedentary behavior as you sit scrolling through Facebook rather than getting out into nature; and reduced productivity at work because you don’t have time for emails during working hours due to being sucked into endless email threads throughout the day.
The key thing is learning how much screen time is healthy for you personally – taking note how long I spend using my phone each day (and setting limits) has really helped me manage my use better!
You are not alone in your struggles with these health issues
The truth is that you are not alone in your struggles with these health issues. This is a common concern for many people and there are many resources to help you through it. We hope that our blog has provided some useful information to help you manage your symptoms, but if you still have any questions, please feel free to contact us or visit our website at www.healthcare.com/blog/under-50s/.