18 Health Conditions Affecting Millennials

By Trista
18 Health Conditions Affecting Millennials

Malicious lifestyles, stressful situations, and unhealthy eating habits are taking a toll on young people’s health. Every significant change in lifestyle directly affects health. When it comes to millennials, that makes 73 million of the US population are considered as the driving force of $4.3 trillion global wellness market. 

Millennials have been contributing to bringing global wellness forward with their initiative in yoga, meditation, and boutique fitness. They are responsible for highlighting the major wellness elements that can enhance the lifestyle of people on so many grounds. 

Irrespective of their inclination towards health and wellness and focus on fitness, millennials are primarily affected by significant health issues compared to their elders. 

According to statistical data issued by Blue Cross, America, millennials’ health starts to decline around the age of 27. In the past few years, there have been reports regarding the downturn of millennials’ health. 

The top health conditions of millennials might surprise you. Credit: Pixabay

Stats Proving Millennials Health is in Dangling Situation

Statistics have showcased how millennial health has been effecting and witnessing a downfall from the last few years. Please take a look at some astonishing facts and statistics, proving it’s time millennials take their health conditions quite seriously.

  • 9% of millennial was diagnosed with high blood pressure last year.
  • 84% of millennials considered themselves healthy but are suffering from severe health issues and not yet diagnosed. 
  • 12% of all millennials are suffering from migraines.
  • 16% of millennials have obesity issues and suffer from weight issues that eventually affect their confidence resulting in stress.
  • 62% of African American millennials have already taken medical insurance pertaining to their growing health issues.
  • 16% of millennials still haven’t thought about taking medical insurance.
  • 38% of millennials have mobile apps regarding health and wellness.
  • 41% of millennials are somewhat educated about concerning health issues. 
  • 68% of millennials have trouble sleeping, resulting in several health issues, including depression and anxiety. 
  • 45% of millennials aged between 18 to 29 years does not even have a primary care provider (PCP).
  • 38% of millennials trust their peers for health advises compared to the professional health advisors. 
  • 54% of millennials have stopped taking their health seriously due to high medical costs.
  • 60% of millennials are looking for virtual doctors who can assist them privately. 
  • 16% of millennials do not consider mental health as a part of overall wellness.
  • 55% still prioritize cost over claim features while selecting an insurance plan.
  • 16% of millennials have hypertension that results in several mental health issues as well. 

Despite their considerable investment in leveraging global health and wellness, millennials are suffering from major health issues that are nearly degrading their lifestyle.