Welcome to an informative and crucial YouTube video where we delve into a topic of paramount importance: the top 7 diseases that disproportionately affect African Americans. Join us as we shed light on the health disparities within this community and discuss the challenges faced.

In this video, we explore the prevalence, risk factors, and potential preventive measures for these diseases. From heart disease and diabetes to hypertension and certain types of cancer, our goal is to provide valuable insights and promote awareness.

By addressing these health concerns head-on, we aim to empower individuals with knowledge that can lead to better healthcare decisions and ultimately contribute to improved well-being.

Join us for this insightful conversation that prioritizes education and understanding, as we work towards a healthier future for all communities. Whether you’re seeking information for yourself or your loved ones, this video offers a platform for learning, awareness, and fostering positive change.

Compared to their white counterparts, African Americans are generally at higher risk for heart diseases, stroke, cancer, asthma, influenza and pneumonia, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS, according to the Office of Minority Health, part of the Department for Health and Human Services.High blood pressure is common in 12% vs. 10% of blacks vs. whites aged 18-34 years, respectively. It is common in 33% vs. 22% of those aged 35-49 years, respectively.Diabetes is common in 10% of blacks aged 35-49 compared to 6% of whites.Stroke is present in 0.7% of blacks aged 18-34 compared to 0.4% of whites the same age. Stroke is common in 2% of African Americans compared to 1% of whites aged 35-49 and 7% vs. 4%, respectively, in those aged 50-64.
Here are the top 7 diseases in American African.
1. Heart Disease
2. High Blood Pressure
3. Cancer
4. Diabetes
5. Stroke
6. Peripheral Artery Disease
7. Sickle Cell Disease