In order to achieve optimum health, a person must lead an active lifestyle. It is essential to ensure that the body receives adequate nutrition and does not become deficient in vital nutrients. Health is a condition in which infirmity and illness are absent. It is the state when all the organs of the body function well. In this state one experiences healthiness and has high energy levels. A healthy individual enjoys good health, strong immune system, sound sleep, and vibrant looks.
Rates of chronic conditions have increased among U.S. whites, especially in comparison with non-whites. Rates of chronic conditions have increased dramatically among U.S. whites, especially in comparison with non-whites. Chronic conditions include obesity, asthma, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes mellitus. As a consequence of these new findings, researchers have identified health disparities by ethnic group.
Asians have the highest life expectancy. They also have the lowest rates of chronic diseases and fatalities. They suffer from the fewest number of preventable deaths due to chronic diseases and infections and have the lowest rate of heart disease. Asian women have the lowest rates of chronic conditions. They have the lowest obesity rate and the lowest diabetes incidence. Most of these women live in developed countries and have lower income compared to other women.
Low-income uninsured persons comprise a large section of the U.S. population. Lack of insurance may cause severe health disparities. Among uninsured patients, those who are obese or suffer from chronic diseases are at greater risk for developing health problems later in life. Indicators of unhealthy status include high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, low activity levels, and high blood cholesterol. Researchers note that health disparities could be reduced if more public awareness campaigns were to be launched to increase the knowledge of low-income uninsured patients about the risks and implications of not having health insurance. More people would start to consider taking out policies to cover pre-existing medical conditions.
According to research, health disparities can be reduced by offering more services to the uninsured. More hospitals would open up to serve patients with less serious conditions. Doctors would educate themselves on the care of patients who have severe health conditions and have been untreated for long periods of time. More funds and attention would go into research to develop preventative medicines that would fight against the adverse effects of current trends in diet and eating habits, which has led to drastic changes in medical outcomes.
Other areas that will benefit from these adjustments include women’s health conditions, infant, children, adults, and more. These include a large coverage gains in diabetes management, smoking cessation programs, osteoporosis treatment, mental health and wellness, autism care, and other diseases affecting the disadvantaged. Although a variety of studies have been done on the impact of this Act on the health outcomes of the U.S. population, it is not possible to give an exact estimate as of yet, but it is safe to say that the impact will be positive as all Americans will get better access to quality health care services.