Top 7 diseases which can affect you after age of 50

If you are at the age of 50 or have crossed the age of 50, then there are some diseases that you can fall prey to. If you want to avoid this then definitely read the full article.

The age of 50 is considered the beginning of old age. If care is not taken, then after the age of 50, the body starts becoming weak, due to which diseases start taking place at home. With aging, there are problems of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, osteoarthritis, and pain in muscles, waist, and bones. This type of problem is more with those people who adopt a neutral attitude towards their health. Whereas, those people lead an active lifestyle for a long time, and live regularly and in moderation. That is, those people who take care of their fitness, lead a healthy life even after the age of 50.

  1. High Blood Pressure 

As you age, your blood vessels lose their flexibility. This puts pressure on the blood supply system in your body. According to research, the problem of high blood pressure is seen in most people over the age of 60. Some causes of high blood pressure, which you can keep yourself healthy by controlling. For example, keep your weight under control, exercise daily, do not smoke at all, stay away from any kind of mental stress and depression and find ways to deal with it.

  1. Type 2 Diabetes

Since 1980, the number of diabetic patients has gradually increased. Especially this problem has been seen in middle age or older people. According to the CDC, the risk of developing diabetes only increases after the age of 45, and it can be serious. This can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, and other problems. To prevent diabetes, it is important that you get your blood sugar checked regularly. Exercise daily, stay away from stress and have a healthy diet.

  1. Heart Disease

When plaque builds up in the arteries, it causes heart disease. It starts in childhood and gets worse as you age. That's why people aged 40 to 59 are five times more likely to develop heart disease than people aged 20 to 39. To avoid heart disease, it is necessary to reduce obesity. Control blood sugar if you are diabetic.

  1. Obesity

If you are overweight or obese, you should check your BMI. Obesity is linked to at least 20 chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, and arthritis. The highest rates of these problems are among adults aged 40 to 59, of whom 41% are obese.

  1. Osteoarthritis 

With age, the problem of joint pain starts increasing. However, osteoarthritis has nothing to do with lifestyle and heredity. This is attributed to chronic injuries, lack of physical activity, diabetes, and obesity. For this, it is necessary that you exercise regularly, and get any type of injury treated properly.

  1. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

This causes inflammation in the lungs. It is a slow-progressing disease that you may not be aware of for a long time. Its symptoms usually appear at the age of 40 or 50. You may have trouble breathing in this disease. COPD causes coughing, wheezing, and mucus production. Exercise, a healthy diet, and avoiding smoking and pollution can help.

  1. Amnesia - Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's, a form of dementia, usually occurs at 65 or later. The reason for this disease can also be genetic. Apart from this, people with stressful lifestyles can become victims of amnesia. Regular exercise and the right diet can reduce your stress. Keeping blood pressure and blood sugar under control can prevent this disease from happening.

If you want to keep yourself healthy after the age of 50, then you need to increase your physical activity. Do regular exercise, and follow a healthy diet. Try to improve your stressful lifestyle, and live a happy life.

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About the Author

Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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