Chronic diseases are long-term illnesses that cannot be cured entirely. They tend to become more common as we age and their progression is usually slow.
Among the most common are cardiovascular diseases, cancer, hypertension, asthma, arthritis, and diabetes. They affect people’s quality of life and can have serious complications if not properly controlled.
Most can be prevented or delayed with healthy habits
Although the symptoms and evolution of chronic diseases are very diverse, there are many simple healthy habits that mitigate them. For this reason, here are some tips on how to take care of your health.
Improving your habits will allow you not only to delay but also to avoid certain chronic diseases. It will also help you alleviate the symptoms if you already suffer from one.
Maintain a balanced diet
Eat various nutritious foods, including fruit, vegetables, whole grains, pulses, nuts, low-fat dairy products, lean meats, fish, and eggs. Avoid excess salt, sugar, saturated and trans fats, and processed foods.
Physical activity helps you maintain a healthy weight, strengthen your immune system, improve your blood circulation, reduce stress, and prevent diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.
It is recommended that you get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, or 75 minutes of intense exercise. Remember to do this according to your age and health.
Ensure quality sleep
When you sleep, your body uses the time to eliminate toxins and repair itself.
Getting tested regularly will help you prevent or detect these diseases in time
- Visit your doctor regularly: Even if you are feeling well, it is a good idea to see your doctor at least once a year for a general check-up to detect potential health problems early. Also, get vaccinated and have early detection tests according to your age, family history, and gender.
- Control your blood pressure and glucose level: Hypertension and diabetes are two widespread and silent chronic diseases that can cause irreversible damage to your heart, kidneys, eyes, and brain. It is essential to check your blood pressure and glucose levels regularly, especially if you have a family or personal history of these diseases.
- Don’t smoke or drink too much alcohol: Tobacco and alcohol are risk factors for many chronic diseases, such as cancer, respiratory and liver diseases. They also damage your vital organs and affect your physical and mental performance. If you smoke, try to quit as soon as possible. Smoking is directly linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation.
As you can see, there are simple lifestyle adaptations that are easy to implement in your daily life. These small changes will bring you many benefits, even if you already suffer from one of these diseases.
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