Every year, Google releases an annual year in search report under various categories. This year, 2019 is quite special, and it seems the Americans are more concerned about their health. It is surprising to see what Americans wanna know about their bodies. Read to know the insights of the health questions they asked Dr. Google.
Top Health Questions of 2019
1. How to Lower Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure seems to have got so much involved in everyone’s life that it ranks No.1 among all health questions in 2019. It is so common that 1 out of 3 adults in the US have high blood pressure. It is a good practice to opt for natural remedies to lower blood pressure.
2. What Is Keto?
Americans try almost every diet to get rid of obesity and keto has joined the list recently. Keto, 2018’s top health-related search term, is now ranked second. This diet is low in carbs, moderate in proteins and high in fats. It sends your body into a ketosis state, which breaks down the stored fat into ketone molecules.
3. How to Get Rid of Hiccups?
The question that topped 2017’s health-related search has got 3rd place in 2019. While there are many natural remedies available to get rid of hiccups, the best could be holding your breath or getting scared.
4. How Long Does the Flu Last?
The question has topped the list with rank no.4. Flu is a common infection that affects everyone and it lasts around 5 to 6 days. Taking medications will lessen their duration of stay.
5. What Causes Hiccups?
After getting rid of the hiccups, Americans wanted to know the causes of hiccups. Thus, it has become the 5th most googled health question. Hiccups occur due to the unplanned contraction of the diaphragm. Excitement, nervousness and heavy alcohol consumption can also cause hiccups.
6. What Causes Kidney Stones?
It is so common that 1 in 10 of us will develop kidney stones at some point in our lives. The primary cause of this painful condition is dehydration. Drink plenty of water to protect yourself from this problem.
7. What Is HPV?
It is the 7th most searched health question. HPV, human papillomavirus, is a sexually transmitted infection. It is the primary cause of cervical cancer and anal cancer. There is no need to panic about this as it is usually harmless and goes away by itself. But in some cases, it causes cancer if it lingers in your body for years.
8. How to Lower Cholesterol?
The topmost risk for heart disease is cholesterol and it is no wonder that Americans wanted to know about ways to lower cholesterol. Cholesterol can be classified into good and bad. Good cholesterol does not harm whereas the rise in bad cholesterol levels can put you at risk of cardiovascular disease.
9. How Many Calories Should I Eat a Day?
Keeping an eye on calories is a good practice to prevent obesity. This important health question is the 9th most googled term in 2019. Knowing the calorie amount needed per day is essential to keep track of your weight.
10. How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?
The amount of alcohol that stays in your system depends on the quantity of alcohol that gets in your system. Generally, our liver is capable of processing only 1 drink an hour and the excess stays in your body affecting the system. It is advisable to take a drink or two per day.