the most expensive disease


Medical expenses each year almost all diseases are increasing. But among all types of diseases that cost was very expensive. 10 Avoid this sickness if you do not want to fall in poverty.

As quoted in Forbes, Wednesday (16/12/2009), there are 10 diseases with the highest costs in the United States.

1. Mental illness
Increased costs per year 6 per cent. The total cost of handling this disease in the United States has reached U.S. $ 142.2 billion.

Including mental illness is Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Schizoprenia, depression and others. Recent drug development and the long healing process makes this disease a disease with the highest medical costs among all the existing diseases.

2. Heart disease
Increased cost-per-year 5 per cent. The total cost of handling this disease in the United States has reached U.S. $ 123.1 billion.

Heart disease remains the number 1 killer disease in the world. This is because more and more people who smoke and increasing unhealthy lifestyle such as high cholesterol foods and lack of exercise.

3. Trauma
Increased costs per year 6 per cent. The total cost of handling this disease in the United States has reached U.S. $ 100.2 billion.

Medical expenses of people affected by the trauma continues to increase because each case different ways of treatment. Also tools to diagnose this disease such as Computed tomography scans are expensive enough.

4. Cancer
Increased cost-per-year 7 per cent. The total cost of handling this disease in the United States has reached U.S. $ 99.4 billion.

Cancer treatment costs are most expensive colon cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer. A key part of avoiding this disease is by avoiding smoking and maintaining a healthy food intake.

5. Phthisis
Increased costs per year 6 per cent. The total cost of handling this disease in the United States has reached U.S. $ 64.6 billion.
Which include lung diseases including asthma, emphysema (swelling or inflammation of the lungs) and Chronic diseases obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) others.

6. Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Increased cost of 9 percent per year. The total cost of handling this disease in the United States has reached U.S. $ 50.2 billion.

This disease requires significant costs because many doctors who prescribe the amount of unsparing in his patients. Drug quality also determines the price. If hypertension is made generic drugs may cost this disease can be suppressed.

7. Osteoarthritis (arthritis / rheumatism)
Increased cost-per-year 8 per cent. The total cost of handling this disease in the United States has reached U.S. $ 48 billion.

Obesity and an enlarged waist size is a factor that increases the risk of this disease. Expensive drugs such as Vioxx and Celebrex that emerged in early 2000 to add expensive arthritis cure this. In 2004, Vioxx, withdrawn from the market because the risk of triggering a heart attack.

8. Back pain
Increased cost of 9 percent per year. The total cost of handling this disease in the United States has reached U.S. $ 40.1 billion.

Expenditures for these diseases was spent for operations. There are also drugs that are expensive narcotic (drug) to overcome this disease. But a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, said that all the expensive treatments that did not make a person better.

9. Kidney disease
Increased cost-per-year 13 per cent. The total cost of handling this disease in the United States has reached U.S. $ 35.9 billion.

The discovery of dialysis techniques for patients with kidney disease makes it an expensive disease management. Dialysis technique is the first technology that is very expensive to handle kidney disease.

10. Diabetes
Increased cost-per-year 8 per cent. The total cost of handling this disease in the United States has reached U.S. $ 35.8 trillion.

Nearly 24 million Americans affected by diabetes and obesity triggers are highest. Diabetes could trigger other diseases such as heart disease and cancer. However, because the diseases were different back treatments, the diabetes itself does not take a higher cost of heart disease or cancer.

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