In just 2018, there were 1,735,350 new cancer diagnoses in the United States. Each year, more than 600,000 people die from this disease. During their lifetime, around 38 percent of adults will develop some form of cancer.
Because so many people develop cancer at some point in their lifetime, cancer research is an extremely well-funded branch of science. Scientists are constantly working toward new treatment options and ways to manage symptoms. Unfortunately, the cost of treating and managing cancer is extremely expensive.
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As we age, we naturally develop joint pain, arthritis, and other age-related illnesses. While these disorders may be natural by-products of the aging process, they can still be incredibly painful to experience. In the past, many people turned to pain medication in order to treat chronic and acute pain. Unfortunately, many painkillers are highly addictive. Because of this, more people are looking for non-addictive options like cannabidiol (CBD).
Finding Alternative Solutions for Pain Management
In just 2016, there were 47,600 deaths from opioid overdoses. By 2018, an estimated 2 million people suffered from opioid abuse. Unfortunately, the number of opioid deaths has only been increasing over time. The 2017 rate of opioid deaths was six times higher than it was in 1999.
Many people develop opioid addiction after taking prescription drugs. They may use opioids to treat pain after surgery or a work-related injury. A number of people also take opioids for chronic pain and develop an addiction.
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A total of 65 million adults have reported a recent incidence of back pain. In total, there are 16 million adults who deal with chronic back pain. During your lifetime, you have an 80 percent chance of you dealing with at least one episode of chronic lower back pain.
Unfortunately, the statistics for joint pain and arthritis are not any better. Today, more than 49.6 percent of people over the age of 65 have received an arthritis diagnosis from their doctor. An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from severe joint pain.
Chronic joint and back pain can be debilitating. Even when you want to do things like take a walk, garden, swim or play tennis, your pain holds you back. Researchers are now looking at cannabidiol (CBD) to see how it can alleviate pain levels. By taking CBD, you may be able to reduce your pain to a manageable level so that you can focus on enjoying your life again.
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With each passing birthday, it feels like your jeans are suddenly a bit tighter. No matter what you try to do, it seems impossible to combat age-related weight gain. Whether you are in your 50s or 80s, age-related weight gain can be a major problem. If you start gaining just a pound a year when you are 50 years old, you will end up weighing 30 pounds more by the time you turn 80.
From the ages of 29 to 39, women gain an average of 7 pounds. During the same time period, men gain an average of 15 pounds. Unfortunately, it is harder for people to lose weight in their 30s and 40s. By the time you get to call yourself a senior, you probably have a dozen pounds or more that you want to get rid of.
Part of the problem is because your muscle mass changes. Starting in your 30s, you lose muscle mass with each passing decade. Your muscle mass is then replaced by fat. Even if you work out frequently, you will still deal with this problem. Since muscle burns more calories than fat, this change causes your metabolism to slow down.
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