Being old is a natural process that will definitely happen. Because it can not be avoided, then that should be disparate is how so that despite old age but health stay good condition both mentally and physically.
How to? One of them by maintaining the condition of the body to stay healthy despite age getting older. It has become a common practice that the body of an elderly person will experience much-decreased organ function.
At the same time, circumstances in which the risks of various diseases such as cerebrovascular, kidney, lung, and others increase as antioxidant or immune system levels are significantly reduced.
Various efforts have been made to either delay or prevent the arrival of illness and health problems. These measures include primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. And here is the translation.
Primary prevention is the effort made to avoid or delay the emergence of disease or health problems. Primary prevention of a number of diseases can be seen in the description below.
Prevention of heart disease and blood vessels:
Diligently doing sports activities.
Maintain the normal weight.
Manage stress levels.
Reduce even stop smoking activity.
Diets high in fiber and low in fat.
Perform pap smear examination (for women).
Prevention of osteoporosis:
Increase calcium consumption.
Exercising regularly to maintain bone density.
Performing secondary prevention is intended to determine early on the existence of diseases that potentially harm the body so that the disease can be prevented or resolved.
Cancer: Perform Pap smear once every 1-3 years, breast examination every month after menstruation, mammography every year after passing 40 years (for women).
Perform rectal examination or anal look every year at the age of 40 years.
Cholesterol examination every 3-5 years.
Blood pressure checks every 3 years before the age of 40 years and every year after the age of 40 years.
Preventing the disease should be done thoroughly. In general, various degenerative chronic diseases require discipline and persistence in diet or physical exercise, as well as in medications that generally take years or even a lifetime.
Not infrequently patients feel bored and eventually stop the treatment so that the disease becomes uncontrollable and then arise various complications that often lead to death.
Therefore, what is needed is consistency and a firm determination to keep the body stay in a healthy and fit even though age is not young anymore.