People are so busy at this age that they do not even pay attention to their health. As a result, they continue doing things that are hazardous and, in some situations, even deadly. In this article, we will mention some things that you take lightly but are actually quite harmful. For some reason, you stubbornly ignore them, shortening your life span.
Things That Can Damage Your Health
We have a list of habits and situations that you need to pay attention to if you want to have good health. Here are some dangerous things that you shouldn’t take lightly.
1. Prolonged Exposure To Sun
This is especially true of northern peoples who have light skin. It is less protected from the sun’s rays, which can cause skin cancer with prolonged exposure. For example, in the United States, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than other cancers combined.
According to statistics, by the age of 70, one in five will suffer from this disease. Therefore, to reduce skin cancer risk, firstly, apply sunscreen to exposed areas of the body in sunny weather. Secondly, avoid tanning salons and other methods of tanning.
2. High Blood Pressure
Do you think that only your grandparents need to monitor blood pressure? No matter how it is. Too high blood pressure (hypertension) can weaken blood vessels’ walls, increasing the risk of stroke, heart attack, and dementia. Doctors advise checking your blood pressure regularly at least once a year in youth and as often as possible in adulthood.
3. Family Medical History
Genetics is unpredictable. So, for example, a predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease can be passed on to the next generation. In some cases, the predisposition to disease can be quite high. For example, in the journal Circulation, a study was published that suggests that men whose previous generations suffered from cardiovascular diseases have an increased risk of developing similar ailments.
This is almost 50% compared to people who do not have such a predisposition). Therefore, if you had serious illnesses in your family, you should be examined for their presence.
It is generally not customary to undergo psychotherapy or even talk about disturbing psychological problems in our country. Many studies show the relationship between mental health and physical illness. And if you are in constant depression or apathy, this not only affects your psychological well-being but can also lead to serious consequences.
For example, it can lead to an increased risk of developing cardiovascular and other chronic diseases. Are you experiencing lingering depression? Go to a psychoanalyst, do not delay.
5. Substance Addiction
Many people take their dependency on substances e.g., alcohol and drugs lightly. However, it is a matter that requires prompt action. Such dependency can lead to the development of several serious health problems.
Moreover, if taken precautionary measures timely, a person can fight these addictions. For example, you can contact a specialist on a substance abuse helpline to get an expert opinion regarding ways to eliminate this dependency.
6. Colon Disease
We understand how painful the topic of anus invasion is for men – both psychologically and physically. But you need to overpower yourself and go for a colonoscopy (examination of the colon with a tube with a camera).
Thus, the doctor can detect polyps, precancerous conditions, or oncology in the early stages. It is advisable to undergo this procedure at least every ten years, especially in adulthood.
7. Sleep Disturbance
Young guys and girls spend especially little time sleeping, trying to free up an extra hour for entertainment. Keep in mind that poor sleep can lead to an increased risk of getting diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, dementia, etc.
And also, insufficient sleep leads to metabolic disorders and, as a result, to weight gain. If sleep disturbances are not due to your schedule but to diseases, you should examine and eliminate these problems so as not to lead to serious consequences.
Phrases like “Yes, everyone snores, it’s okay” – this is a stupid delusion. Frequent snoring can be a sign of a dangerous condition called sleep apnea. In this case, the tongue partially clogs the airways. It reduces the amount of air supplied or even completely stops the flow for up to a minute.
And this leads to a lack of oxygen, which negatively affects the brain, heart, blood vessels, and, in general, all systems of the body. So if you snore, you should see a doctor.
9. Lack Of Vaccinations
What could be more stupid than ignoring vaccinations or even being an ardent opponent of them? Of course, it is not worth testing on yourself all the currently existing vaccines. Some of them are in an early stage of development.
But to deprive your body of the protection that has been proven for years means exposing yourself to the risk of getting serious complications after the illness. A 2018 study found that a flu shot can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke complications by twenty percent.
10. Breathing From Mouth
Many people, for various reasons, breathe not with their noses but with their mouths. Breathing through the nose is not only more aesthetically pleasing but also performs a specific function. In the nasal cavity, the air gets warmed and humidified, and the hairs filter toxins from the atmosphere.
On the other hand, breathing through the mouth delivers unfiltered and unheated (or uncooled) air directly to the lungs. It dries out the oral cavity and making it more susceptible to infections. Since the mouth does not contain microelements and microorganisms that fight harmful microbes, it is better not to breathe from the mouth.
When it comes to health, not many people are much cautious about smaller things. However, it is better to stop a problem from developing rather than waiting for it to damage your well-being. We advise you to look after yourself and take these health-hazardous things more seriously.