look at the health statistics of millennials, you’ll see an increase in the
number of diseases being reported. There are two schools of thought to approach
One, is that
we have more access to information and technology, thus, we are bound to notice
diseases and conditions that had not been documented before. The second line of
thought is; with the world constantly changing –especially in how we relate,
communicate, and generally interact with each other- diseases are changing and
morphing into new strains, subsequently, forming novel illnesses.
line of thought you subscribe to, it is evident that diseases will only
continue to rise among the millennials and younger generations. Albeit, it is
worrying to see that the youth are less and less insured medically. According
to a study conducted by the United States Census Bureau, millennials are the
least covered group in medical insurance.
some of the reasons why millennials will face graver illnesses than their
problems. Moreover, we’ll delve on what you can do to mitigate the
If you’re a millennial reading this, you
probably grew up being told not to sit too close to the television. However,
with the advancement of technology, you have access to multiple gadgets.
Chances are you spend most of the time staring at your phone, iPad, computer,
and the myriad other gadgets you have at your disposal. However, many of these
gadgets emit damaging blue light that could cause eyesight problems.
to blue light is quite simple; reduce the amount of time you spend on your
phone. Try and do more activities that don’t require you to look at a screen.
If that is hard to achieve, you may also invest in blue-light blocking glasses.
You can also download apps that help filter the amount of blue light reaching
generations, losing your hearing was a sign of aging. While going deaf is still
considered a symptom of growing old, the number of young people experiencing
hearing problems is on the rise.
The cause is
pretty clear, everywhere you look, you will see millennials with earphones.
There’s an upsurge of young people who are choosing to listen to audiobooks,
podcasts, and even music. The apps and software to access these platforms are
not only on the rise, but they are also a favourite among the youth.
constant blasting of sound so close to the ears –mostly through unsafe
earphones- is what is causing the millennial generation to suffer from hearing
problems. The cure to this too, is quite simple. Minimize the amount of time
you spend with earphone plugged in!
If this is
not a feasible solution, ensure you buy quality earphones and put the volume at
a decent level. It is also advised to visit an ENT doctor every so often.
medical field, cancer is a relatively new disease. Perhaps it has always been
there, and we’re only catching up with ways to detect it. Whatever the case,
there’s a surge of cancer cases around the globe.
millennials, one of the most recurring types of cancer is skin cancer. This
could be attributed to environmental changes and ecological degradation, as
well as lifestyle decisions.
the majority of millennials are obsessed with their skin and looks. Thus, they
are more likely to notice signs of skin cancer in the early stages.
lot you can do to ensure you’re safe from skin cancer, and most types of
cancers. Most of these remedies include changing your lifestyle choices, as
well as taking intentional steps to ensure your skin is protected.
include applying sunscreen and visiting a dermatologist when you notice
something is amiss.
Depression and anxiety
seems to be more private. As a result, there are more and more lonely people.
To millennials, this lonesome state could sprout an array of issues, top of the
pack being depression.
also mounting and millennials are trying to reach an ever-rising standard. When
neglected, anxiety and depression can lead to self-harm, isolation, and even
the number of millennials suffering from depression and anxiety, a new approach
is needed. Every young person should be able to express themselves without
ridicule and hate from others. Legal action can be taken on trolls and cyber
importantly, we, as a community, need to create a space where everyone is free
to express themselves without worrying about what the masses will think. In this new world, there are untold worries
and conditions that could affect the millennials.
On the flip
side, however, there are ready solutions in the ever innovative world. It is
our job as the community to ensure that each young person has access to the
right information and healthcare. Millennials and their health should be an
ardent topic; it ensures a brighter tomorrow for the upcoming generations.
Mayfair we care.
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