How to protect yourself from age-related diseases

More and more often, we are confused about diseases such as stroke, cataracts, multiple sclerosis in people of twenty to thirty years of age. But before, they were considered age-related, that is, they met among citizens no younger than fifty years old. Doctors are sounding the alarm and unanimously claim that the bad ecology, reduced immunity, an inactive way of life, unhealthy diet and constant stresses are the cause of everything. Fortunately, there are symptoms that are still at an early stage to identify and prevent disease.


If every time after a long stay in the same posture or sudden movement in the back there is a creak and pain, it is time to guard. Of course, these symptoms may be signs of another disease, but it is better not to postpone a visit to the doctor.

You are at risk, if your relatives have or had back problems, due to the nature of your professional activity, you are forced to lift weights or stay in one position continuously for a long time, wear uncomfortable shoes.Also, be alert if your workplace does not meet the standards: the table is narrow and the chair is uncomfortable.

To prevent early osteochondrosis, you should not be lazy and do a warm-up every ten minutes during work. Also try to properly adjust the chair, do not carry a bag on the same shoulder. Do yoga. Pay due attention to your sleeping place, get an orthopedic mattress. And most importantly - carefully monitor your posture.


If every time you squat or bend your knees, you feel pain, it's time to see a doctor.

You are at risk if you have diabetes, obesity, flat feet, excessive exercise. Also, be careful when joints are too hyper.

To prevent development of the disease, minimize such types of physical activity as running, weight lifting, fast walking on rough terrain, squats, climbing stairs and uphill. Also consult an orthopedic surgeon for flatfoot correction. Curing flat feet, you many times reduce the likelihood of osteoarthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis

If you began to notice swelling of the joints in the mornings and evenings, and also if the temperature began to rise for no reason, be alert and visit your doctor as soon as possible. These symptoms may be harbingers of arthritis.

If you have experienced severe stress, trauma to the joints, are often sick with ARVI, are overweight, or are abusing coffee, you are at risk.

For the prevention of arthritis, it is recommended to use more calcium. You also need to temper, take vitamins and diet: less white bread, rice, pasta and sugar, while respecting water balance.


Three simple steps make it possible to diagnose a person�s stroke: ask them to smile, raise their hands up, or say a simple sentence. If any of these actions is performed with difficulty, immediately call an ambulance. As a rule, micro-strokes precede this disease, when a separate limb may become numb, a short-term loss of consciousness, a sharp rise in blood pressure, impaired coordination and blurred vision, hypersensitivity to loud sounds and light, incoherent speech.

Be careful, if in your family strokes are not uncommon, you suffer from frequent blood pressure rises, headaches, heart problems, you have high cholesterol and you live in a state of chronic stress.

To prevent a stroke, stick to a diet with low fat and carbohydrate restriction, start keeping active and get rid of bad habits. Eliminate the source of chronic stress - change jobs or break unsuccessful relationships. Get enough sleep and be sure to take the time to rest. Monitor blood pressure and blood sugar.

Multiple sclerosis

If from time to time you have doubles, dizzy, numb limbs, conduct a "hot bath" test: if symptoms worsened under the influence of heat, and when the temperature returned to normal, they returned to normal, time to sound the alarm.

You may be exposed to this disease if you have experienced severe stress, are often sick and have chronic vitamin D deficiency.

Unfortunately, prevention does not exist. At the first semptomes, consult a doctor to prevent exacerbation of the disease.Be attentive to your health, try not to get sick, and if you already catch a cold - strictly follow bed rest.


The first symptoms of the disease are heaviness in the eye, a sense of false tears, "tearing" in the eyes.

Glaucoma is also called the �emotion sickness� because it arises from the constant increase in intraocular pressure, which is directly related to constant stress and insomnia. So if you experience constant stress or your close relatives have been suffering from glaucoma, you are at risk.

For prophylaxis, watch TV and use a computer less. While in front of the TV, keep the correct position: the head should be pointing straight, not tilted or upturned. Regularly do exercises for the eyes, while reading every hour take a break in 10-15 minutes, drink vitamins for the eyes. Try to avoid excessive stress.


If the vision suddenly dropped, and the ability to focus on objects decreased, then the time to sound the alarm.

Injuries to the eye, sharp pressure surges and stress can provoke the occurrence of cataracts.

At the initial stage, a cataract is treated with medicines, while in a state of neglect - with the help of surgical intervention. Do not skimp on sunglasses, as the best prevention is protection against ultraviolet rays.

Periodontal disease

If you have a burning sensation, itching and a strong pulsation in the gums, you have the initial stage of the disease. If the gums become pale and the root of the tooth is visible, the disease is neglected and an urgent need to consult a doctor.

You are at risk if you eat improperly, your bite is broken, immunity is reduced, you suffer from diseases of the cardiovascular or endocrine system and brush your teeth for less than 2 minutes.

For prophylaxis, you must go to a dentist's consultation every six months, carefully care for your mouth and drink vitamins.

Alzheimer's disease

If you have become scattered, forgetful, have problems in making decisions, learning new information and selecting words in a sentence, and your professional qualities have not suffered, time to pay attention to your health.

You can get sick if you suffered from Alzheimer's in your family, survived a head injury, live under constant stress, or do monotonous work that is absolutely not enjoyable.

For the prevention of Alzheimer's disease, stick to a diet high in foods rich in omega-3 acids, and also perform exercises that develop memory.