No matter how healthy a lifestyle we lead, there is always a possibility of experiencing some diseases, which occur due to aging. As we age, our immune system gets weaker and we are more prone to being affected by different viruses and bacteria. Moreover, our physical condition decreases, so we stop working out and being physically active.
When you get to a certain age, you shouldn't neglect your healthy habits and physical activities. Many issues may occur at a certain age such as diabetes, hearing and vision loss, arthritis and your oral health may decrease significantly. However, the most common issues that concern middle aged people are obesity, varicose veins and cardiovascular diseases.
1. Middle aged obesity can cause various diseases
Because of physical dysfunctions and an overall lack of physical activities, many middle aged and elderly people start gaining weight. As it becomes more tiring to walk for a longer period of time and you become exhausted doing some physical activity, you tend to rather stay at home and do something else for fun. Moreover, walking is neglected, and you start going to nearby places by car. Obesity can only contribute to some health complications such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and some metabolic issues.
Doing some physical activities may be exhausting, however, you can do exercises or go hiking for a short period of time. Instead of jogging or walking for one hour or more, go walking for 20 minutes in the morning and at night. If you do more physical activities that last for a short period of time and you do them a few times during the day, you will definitely achieve the wanted results. Also, pay attention to what you are eating, because a healthy diet is the first step towards leading a healthy lifestyle and avoiding gaining weight.
2. Varicose veins signal circulatory problems
Enlarged and gnarled veins in your legs and feet are a sign of varicose veins. Because standing puts pressure in your lower part of the body, veins that become varicose are usually those in your legs, but any vein can become varicose. They can cause a lot of pain and are the sign of some circulatory problems. However, in some cases, it is just a cosmetic issue and can easily be treated. If you have some more serious issues, then your doctor may suggest removing or closing your veins. Also, you need to see an expert and do tests to check if it is a cosmetic issue or some serious problem.
Symptoms of having varicose veins are usually purple or blue veins, an achy feeling and swelling. If you notice any of these changes, make sure that you visit a doctor and consult with experts in that particular field of medicine.
3. Cardiovascular disease affects people aged 45-54 years
This disease is becoming the main health problem in the world, because it affects many people and usually leads to death. Cardiovascular diseases are heart and blood vessel complications, which include diseases such as arrhythmia, hypertension, strokes and heart failure. The first sign of the cardiovascular diseases is usually high blood pressure. Don't neglect this problem and visit your doctor, who will definitely provide you with the needed medications. Moreover, visit a nutritionist and ask for a detailed program of a healthy diet. They will do various tests and give you information about what you should eat and what food you should avoid or just limit the intake.
In order to stay healthy and prevent many diseases, you need to regularly see your doctor and do some tests to find out whether you are in a good condition. Also, see a nutritionist and advise what type of food suits you and if there is something you should avoid eating. If you have some medical condition, then they will create a specialized healthy diet plan, which will help you improve your health state.