Some People in Washington Die Early. Here's Why

Matt Lillywhite
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Unfortunately, some people in the State of Washington die early. For one reason or another, they're struck by tragedy and leave this world early. 

The state government collects data on mortality. So, in this article, we're going to look at common causes of death in the state of Washington and what you can do to reduce your chances of dying early.

Alzheimer's Disease

Throughout the past few years, it's been one of the leading causes of death in Washington. According to the national institute of Health, "Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with the disease—those with the late-onset type—symptoms first appear in their mid-60s."

To reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease, consider doing the following things:

  • Stop smoking
  • Drink less alcohol 
  • Adopt a healthier lifestyle

Heart Disease

In Washington, heart disease is the second leading cause of death. According to the State Department of Health data, One in five women die of heart disease. Also, one in four men die of heart disease.

According to Heart.Org, "Children of parents with heart disease are more likely to develop heart disease themselves. African-Americans have more severe high blood pressure than Caucasians and a higher risk of heart disease. Heart disease risk is also higher among Mexican-Americans, American Indians, native Hawaiians, and some Asian-Americans."

To reduce the risk of heart disease, consider doing the following things:

  • Eat healthier foods and avoid sugary drinks.
  • Drink less alcohol to keep your blood pressure low.
  • Meditate or relax, so you're not stressed all the time.


Obesity is believed to account for 80-85% of the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And since a large percentage of the adult population in Washington are overweight, it's certainly something that many people have to deal with.

According to WebMD, "Diabetes is a number of diseases that involve problems with the hormone insulin. Normally, the pancreas (an organ behind the stomach) releases insulin to help your body store and use the sugar and fat from the food you eat. Diabetes can occur when the pancreas produces very little or no insulin or when the body does not respond appropriately to insulin. As yet, there is no cure. People with diabetes need to manage their disease to stay healthy."

To reduce the risk of Diabetes, consider doing the following things:

  • Cut sugar and processed foods from your diet.
  • Drink more water.
  • Avoid a sedentary lifestyle.

What steps are you taking to adopt a healthier lifestyle? Let me know your responses in the comments.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered professional health advice. Please consult a doctor before making any major health decisions.

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