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    10 Surprising Causes Of Death

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    Death is certain and in many cases, we know when it is fast approaching. Death is feared by a lot of people and some welcome it just to end their load of suffering. Though death is inevitable, we have the capability to delay it or hasten it. We can do it only if we make the correct choices in the way we lead our lives.

    For example, common habits such as smoking and not exercising regularly are known to decrease one's life expectancy at a fast pace. By reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke daily, you can make a small difference to living a longer life.

    The causes of death that Boldsky shares with you are shocking. You may need to alter your lifestyle to live a healthy life. Things like consuming less amount of salt to even getting intimate every day can be helpful for you to live a longer life.

    The causes of death are due to specific reasons. Take a look at these surprising causes of death:

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    Big Breasts

    According to a new study, women who have big breasts are more likely to die five years earlier than their expected lifespan. Having big breasts can cause numerous health ailments such as pain in the back, arm, and neck region. To ease this pain, women consume medications that can decrease lifespan.

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    Dousing In Coffee

    Though coffee has a lot of health benefits, it is one of the causes of death. Consuming too much of coffee has the capability to increase blood pressure rapidly. It can also activate the production of epinephrine, and stop the insulin activity in the body. With these problems, it can bring you closer to death.

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    Yummy Whole Grains

    This is a shocker! Though most experts advise consuming a handful of whole grains daily, it has its cons. These whole grains contain phytates, which block the absorption of essential minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc, and calcium. When these minerals are blocked in the body, problems such as type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and other autoimmune diseases spring up.

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    Easy Sleeping Pills

    Sleeping pills are used by almost every individual these days due to the high amount of stress. Experts say that people who swallow around 132 pills in a year have the tendency to develop cancer by as much as 35 percent. This is one of the causes of death.

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    Too Much Salt

    Salt is used in every dish we prepare. But what we don't know is that too much of this white crystal can kill you over a period of time. Adding salt to your dish can lead to the formation of kidney stones, hypertension, which can lead to stroke and heart attack.

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    Comfortable On That Chair?

    Those professionals who sit too much at their workplace have a higher risk of dying early. Sitting too much increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes. The reason being that the body is not physically active to function.

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    The Air You Breathe

    The other cause of death is the air we breathe. Living in a polluted environment will block your lungs. It can also lead to breathing problems such as wheezing, which decreases the immunity level, making you prone to developing diseases.

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    Too Much Stress

    They say too much of stress can kill you and it is true. Having a stressful job can have a severe impact on your brain and the nervous system. It can also lead to diabetes.

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    Lack Of Intercourse

    Yes, there is a reason why experts say it is healthy to make love thrice in a week. Lack of intercourse between partners can decrease lifespan.

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    Living Alone Can Kill You

    The other reason for death is living alone. We all need someone to lean on, to vent our feelings and to make us feel better. When you live alone, it is an empty home you come to. Hence, stress starts building up, leading to heart diseases and other health problems.

    Read more about: health wellness
    Story first published: Monday, October 20, 2014, 22:00 [IST]
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