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What causes chronic diseases after 40 years?

Do you know that all existing diseases today are divided into acute and chronic? They differ among themselves in the nature of the flow. Acute illness like colds and flu occur with a vivid manifestation of symptoms, but they are treated quite quickly and subsequently rarely bother a person. But chronic diseases, like advanced bronchitis or gastritis, onthroughout a person’s life they are often repeated and almost always proceed heavily. According to scientists, many diseases become chronic after about 40 years, and there is a logical explanation for this. So, let's see - why diseases become chronic and how to prevent this in order to live a long and healthy life?

Chronic diseases can develop in a person after "the prime of life"

What are chronic diseases?

Chronic diseases themselves, tooThey are divided into two types - congenital and acquired. Diseases of the first type have been persecuting people since childhood, because they arise in the womb or in infancy due to various developmental disorders. Acquired chronic diseases, in turn, originate from acute diseases. When a person does not go to the hospital or doctors do not provide him with proper treatment, acute diseases have complications and they begin to bother the patient more often. At the same time, they are practically not treatable - the symptoms can be removed, but after some time they arise again.

Interesting fact: According to the International Classification of Diseases,Today, science knows about 55,000 diseases. The number is not exact, because every year the list is replenished with new names. You already know very well about one of the new diseases - the coronavirus COVID-19, all the details of which we collect in this article.

It is logical to assume that chronicDiseases are acquired by a person after the age of 40 due to the fact that over the past part of their life they manage to complicate most of their diseases. After all, think for yourself - due to the tight work schedule, many of us do not have time to go to the hospital. Even if the trip took place and the doctor prescribed treatment, many people hope that the disease will go away by itself. As a result, diseases become chronic and do not respond to treatment, and a person becomes simply obliged to follow the doctor's recommendations.

Do not let diseases become chronic, otherwise you will be forced to “live on pills”

For example, people with chronic organ diseasesdigestion has to follow a special diet all his life without spicy and fatty foods. People with chronic arthritis, in which their joints become inflamed and sore, have even more difficulties - many of them cannot even get out of bed. In 70% of cases, chronic arthritis leads to disability, and treatment is reduced to the fact that patients are simply given funds to reduce pain. And so that arthritis does not become chronic, it is important to visit a doctor regularly, because only early detection can reduce potential harm. Particularly cautious should be people who often experience heavy physical exertion and fatigue - arthritis with a high degree of probability develops precisely after these conditions or complications of infectious diseases.

Recently, I published material about what can happen to a person’s hands with a complication of arthritis. Not the most pleasant sight, but I advise you to look.

How to maintain health after 40 years?

Scientists have proven many times that reducing riskthe development of chronic diseases can lead a healthy lifestyle. For example, recently, Professor Solja Naiberg of the University of Helsinki (Finland), proved that chronic diseases can be avoided by observing four good habits. No matter how trite it may sound, we are talking about observing the correct diet, quitting smoking, moderate drinking and maintaining an active lifestyle. Yes, it does sound corny, but let's see how she learned about the influence of good habits on the risk of developing chronic diseases.

At the time of this writing, April 8, 2020, quarantine is in effect in Russia. And this is a great time to quit smoking.

Together with her colleagues, Solya collected dataof 12 studies on the effects of bad habits on human health. In total, scientists were able to study data on 116,043 people - it was known about them whether they smoked, drank alcohol, what diet they followed, and how active their lifestyle was. Among the more than one hundred thousand people from the sample, 17,383 people had chronic diseases and, according to research data, most of them abused alcohol, smoked and did not play sports. The most amazing thing is that almost all of them were united by the fact that they did not eat healthy food and suffered from excess weight.

Apparently, if desired, we can protect ourselvesfrom acquired chronic diseases. But we can’t escape from acute diseases, so I recommend reading the material by Lyuba Sokovikova about whether it is possible to get a cold from a cold. Personally, I discovered a lot for myself!

Scientists eventually announced that forTo reduce the risk of chronic diseases, it is important for people to monitor their diet, move more often and get rid of cravings for cigarettes and alcohol. But the most important rule that will protect you from chronic diseases is a regular visit to doctors and strict adherence to their recommendations.