A recent British study reports that nearly a third of middle-aged adults have at least two Health issues.
This is very a depressing statistic.
Lot of people seem to suffering from high blood pressure, mental ill-health and back problems.
It’s important that people take time to look after themselves even if work and life in general is stressful.
It is also important to note that COVID affects people with underlying health issues much more badly.
On the other hand, middle aged people who have health issues should not despair. They are not an exception and think of themselves as very unlucky.
They can see that lots of other people are also suffering. They should get on with their lives and make it better.
This may sound a bit odd at first glance. But some people do find it reassuring to know that lots of other people are also suffering with same health issues.
For example, Some of prostate cancers patients are relieved when they learn that hundreds of thousands of people are out there, living for many years, after a cancer diagnosis. They are not alone.
Cancer Research U.K. website says this: “An estimated 280,500 men who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer between 1991 and 2010 were alive in the UK at the end of 2010”
BMJ. Features of 20 133 UK patients in hospital with covid-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol: prospective observational cohort study
BMJ 2020; 369 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1985 (Published 22 May 2020)
Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m1985
Cancer Research U.K. Prostate cancer incidence statistics ( prevalence)
Macmillan Cancer Support and National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service. Cancer Prevalence UK Data Tables(link is external). London: NCRAS; 2015.
Prostate Cancer U.K.: Support Groups.
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