We all want to live as long as possible and there are a few things we can all do to give us the best chance to live a long healthy life.

Sure, there are so many fun things to do in Louisiana, however, there are a few things you should avoid to not put yourself at risk.

And while the food here is great, too much of it can result in some serious health issues, thus we must all learn to take things in moderation.

So, let's look at the Top-5 causes of death in Louisiana, but before we do here are some of the other top causes of death in Louisiana.

Things like Septicemia, Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, and Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases make up the bottom five causes of death in our state.

So now, let's take a look at the Top-5 causes of death in Louisiana.



According to information gathered by the CDC, the number five cause of death in Louisiana is stroke. In 2021, 2,775 people died from a stroke in Louisiana.


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The fourth leading cause of death here is automobile accidents. Sadly, it seems like we are reporting on fatal accidents multiple times each week, and in 2021 there were 4489 people killed on the roads in Louisiana.


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Sadly, we are still dealing with COVID across the country and it may not be going anywhere. With recent spikes in COVID cases, it is still a concern. The CDC reported that 6329 people died of COVID-19 complications in Louisiana in 2021.


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The second leading cause of death in Louisiana is Cancer. We all know someone who has been affected by this disease and according to the CDC, 9,246 died of Cancer in our state. While we continue to make progress in battling this disease, we still have a ways to go, but we all hope that one day this deadly disease is figured out and a cure is announced.


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Now to the #1 leading cause of death in Louisiana. Heart Disease is what leads all and the CDC reports that in 2021, 12,564 people died as a result of heart complications. Again, this leads us back to our diet down south and we must take things into moderation.

Exercising is also very important in battling heart disease and if you have a family history of heart disease, you should seek medical observations and tests regularly.

For more information on the leading causes of death in Louisiana, be sure to visit the CDC's website. 


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