We are far from discovering the fountain of youth, but a number of factors are consistently associated with reduced risk of developing diseases and conditions related to age. Many are old standbys hot that we have been hearing about for decades, but there is good reason for them to remain in vogue for so long: they work.
Not consume tobacco
Smoking tobacco is one of the things that people can do more harm to their bodies and their chances of living a long (and healthy) life. Most people know that can cause lung cancer and other lung diseases. Some even know that it can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. What many do not know is that it is also associated with many other diseases related to age, including bone mineral loss, muscle mass, problems with memory and concentration and other problems and conditions related to age, such as anal cancer, breast, cervical and prostate cancer.Click hereFor some tips on stopping smoking.
Minimize alcohol and drug use
The data suggest that moderate drinking may actually protect the heart and lower blood pressure. However, the Association American Heart recommends that men who drink alcohol should not consume more than two drinks drinks per day and women should consume no more than one. Studies have found that people who drink more than that regularly are at increased risk of stroke, diabetes, obesity and severe accidents. People infected with HIV who have liver problems have to be especially careful with alcohol.
The data are less clear about how many recreational drugs affect the aging process, although the use chronic amphetamine ("crystal") and cocaine use have been implicated in the deviations of thought and memory problems, bone mineral loss and heart disease. In addition, most of the overuse of drugs is associated with shorter life, increased risk of depression and suicide, and other serious consequences in terms of health.
People who exercise regularly, on average, are much healthier in many ways, people who do not exercise. As bad as smoking is just about every part of the body, exercise is good for him. Benefits of regular exercise include decreased risk of:
- Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
- Cognitive decline associated with age
- Bone Mineral loss and muscle loss
Exercise also reduces inflammation throughout the body, improves symptoms of depression and anxiety, and speeds recovery when illness strikes. Not all are equally capable of exercising, and a doctor must sign in any exercise program, but there are a lot of ways to move around.
In addition to exercise, diet also helps determine who will live longer and healthier. Experts are divided on the ideal diet. Some argue against the consumption of virtually any fat. Others say that fats (at least healthy fat poultry and fish - except for the skin from poultry) are not a problem, but that the price of sugar consumption is high. Some advocate a vegetarian way of life, while others say the steaks are very good. The fashion of the diets, the comings and goings of trends only serves to confuse things. All this can make it very difficult to decide on the best diet.
What most reputable diets have in common is watching caloric intake, with an emphasis on the inclusion of large amounts of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans, and then enjoy everything in moderation. Most also stresses the importance of the healthiest people eat all kinds of fish and limiting red meat consumption to the benefit of the finest meat, such as chicken and turkey, whenever possible. With regard to the fat, there is a growing consensus that fats "healthy", for example, oil, nuts and avocados are actually best for you.
What most reputable diets also agree that too much sugar and many processed foods and fried foods are the main conductor wire of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and a host of health problems in the United States. Change an unhealthy diet to a healthy way of eating is difficult for many people and that's why diets often fail to achieve the goals proposed.
Currently HIV should be treated as recommended in treatment guidelines ARV therapy at least once their CD4 count drops below 500. The main justification for this recommendation comes from data showing that without HIV treatment, and the resulting high level of inflammation, can significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, liver disease and other conditions. Some experts in the DHHS panel that creates UNITED STATES treatment guidelines, as well as experts who have developed other guidelines recommend treating even more CD4 counts for the same reason, especially in people with a high underlying risk for cardiovascular disease, liver disease or other health problems.
Not everyone has the same underlying risks for the types of diseases the panel more worried, though. For example, people with a family history of heart disease who had never smoked and who have hepatitis C or B have a low baseline risk for becoming ill with cardiovascular disease, kidney or liver disease. For that person, the decision on when to initiate treatmentthen may be different from a person who has a family history of heart disease, or who smoke or have HCV. In this respect, guidelines provide some flexibility.
Note the Soropositivo.Org Editor? the text itself is antetior the START study that revolutionized the way it comes to HIV and, these days, year 2015 on, the recommendation is here in Brazil, treatment begins as soon as the diagnosis is made for optimizing the health of people with HIV. This aspect I highlight the need to take the test. Having AIDS is not good, I know. But having AIDS and not knowing can result in a disaster irreversible proportions, since the diseases linked to HIV infection in an advanced stage (opportunistic infections) can have devastating effects on the overall picture of the patient and often can arrive- to an irreversible situation that can indeed culminate in death or derangement of the physical body, making a person possibly productive for many decades, a disabled person for many decades and as far as I can think, nobody wants it for himself.
Take the test in SUS environment and you will have the psychological support necessary to face, if any, this new reality. If you are afraid to take the test and want to talk on the side of the site there are my contact via whats app (and useless to call because I do not do voice answering or go crazy). Anyway, I kept the text of fidelity issues that translate the text and make this observation that you've read and I reiterate what is at the top of the site: There is life with HIV!
What is clear, however, is that the longer people wait after their CD4s fall below 500, the higher your risk of developing diseases related to age. Indeed, one of the strongest predictors of higher risk for most diseases related to age is a cell count below CD4 200.
Treat other infections
HBV and HIV Current recommend that people with both infections BY HIV should start therapy (with a backbone of treatments that also fight against HBV) as soon as possible. This is because the early treatment of HBV significantly reduces the risk of cancer of the liver and other liver problems, without significantly increasing the risk of side effects of medication.
Deciding when to treat HCV is a little harder. Although many new drugs are being developed, the cure rate for HCV in the treatment of most people infected with HIV and HCV in the United States is still relatively low and the side effects of treatment can be serious and unpleasant. When HCV therapy does not work, however, it significantly reduces the risk of developing liver disease not only, but also other related conditions.
Prevention of Diseases and Monitoring Guidelines for screening
Researchers began to pose the question of whether certain age groups should be related to guidelines for screening because they may need to start at a younger age in people with HIV. For example, some have questioned whether the most popular screening tool for assessing risk of heart attacks, based on the performance data to long-term Framingham study should be modified for people with HIV.
Experts have doubts whether other tools, such as FRAX score ENHANCED to assess bone mineral loss, may also need to be adjusted for HIV positive people. In fact, some recommend that HIV infection alone is enough, as a risk factor for bone screening should start at a younger age, especially for HIV-infected men, what it is generally recommended. There is, however, no consistent guideline however, this area.
Studies are underway to help identify if the current guidelines for disease screening people over 50 years are sufficient for people living with HIV. As we await the results of their studies, however, it is important to ask your doctor what types of disease prevention and guidelines for screening are in place for a person of your age and medical history and insist on following these guidelines in their own care. The US Preventive Services Task Force produces screening and disease management guidelines and can befound here.
Staying socially and emotionally connected
Numerous studies have found that people who maintain social connections with your family, friends and colleagues and who engage in activities that they feel add meaning to their lives not only live longer, but also remain healthier than people who are socially isolated and do not engage in meaningful activities. There are a variety of ways to get connected socially if you are not close to family and does not have many friends. Many NGO / AIDS) have support groups for people with HIV connect with one another. Volunteering with a charity working in the causes in which you believe, or a political campaign, it can also help you connect socially. Local groups of people diagnostics to exercise citizenship seem to make you achieve two objectives: social and suitability connection. The amorpositivo.com site can be a way to find others who share their interests and hobbies.