What will happen to you if at the age of 30 you have 5 extra pounds
When you are thirty, you are young and healthy, being overweight brings only aesthetic dissatisfaction and some tolerable difficulties when buying clothes. You do not think that waiting for you in ten years. You spend hours lying on the couch and watching TV or sitting at a computer and do not want to limit yourself to pleasures and weaknesses.
Tedious statistics from some "British scientists" about increasing the risk of developing some diseases due to obesity says little to you. These are the stories of some other people, and you are all in control! Meanwhile, with every year and every extra kilogram, the risk of developing these diseases in you increases in a steady progression.
Maybe you should try to look into the future? So, if you're a thirty year old fat guy (plus or minus five years), then in ...
Plus 5 kg. You still continue to eat hamburgers from McDonald's and a liter portion of Coca-Cola.And you do not understand at all why the head periodically starts to hurt, with a light jog to the bus or after the child, the flies appear before the eyes and dizziness, sometimes there are bouts of weakness, and with agitation the face turns red and there is a feeling of rush of blood to the head. For your interest, having measured the pressure in the pharmacy, you are surprised to find the figures 140/80 millimeters of mercury, and maybe even higher (the norm at this age is 120/80 mm Hg).
You go to the doctor, and he prescribes pills to reduce pressure. He also non-persistently recommends losing weight and doing physical exercise. You take pills irregularly, only if you feel unwell. Well, your "physical education" continues to be limited to jogging to the nearest stall with beer and chips.
Another plus 10 kg. The first call for an emergency room due to an unbearable headache. The first hypertensive crisis is when the arrow of the tonometer (blood pressure measuring device) rolls over 180 mm Hg. You are taken to the emergency room of a local hospital, an injection is given to relieve pressure, they are observed for several hours and are sent home under a subscription to refuse hospitalization.
At home for three days you lay in bed in bed, unable to move. Buy yourself a personal blood pressure monitor and begin to regularly measure the pressure. It rarely drops below 140/90 mm Hg. Pills start taking daily. High cholesterol and sugar are found in the blood. The doctor, seeing your figure in the form of an apple (deposits more on the abdomen, and not on the hips), indicates an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, the danger of heart attacks, strokes, and so on. Assigned to a diet that you are trying to follow the first two weeks. Then it becomes easier for you, the fear of repeated hypertensive crisis passes, you relax and continue to live as before. You are a master of self-conviction and convince yourself of anything, but not the need to change the way of life!
However, after a while you notice that it becomes more and more difficult for you to climb stairs. My knees hurt, shortness of breath and tingling in the heart appear on the third floor. You read something about arthrosis, osteochondrosis and coronary heart disease on the Internet (this is when the heart muscle does not have enough oxygen and during exercise it starts signaling us with pain in the left half of the chest).
The idea that something needs to be done is increasingly coming to your mind. Comes ... and leaves ...
Another plus 10 kg. The pressure is higher, the tablets on the bedside table becomes even greater. To maintain pressure at a normal level, you have to take 5-8 different drugs per day. Hiking without pain in the heart is getting shorter. Your knees hurt and crackle more and more, and now you can’t get out of your chair without helping yourself with your hands, and in the mornings you have a whole ritual of slipping out of bed so as not to aggravate back and knee pains and not cause sudden dizziness. Blood sugar stays firmly at an elevated level, and you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
The doctor highly recommends losing weight and gives a leaflet with prohibited products. Everything that you so loved to feast on long autumn-winter-spring-summer evenings fell under a total ban: sweets, sugar, flour, fatty, fried potatoes, carbonated drinks, and so on. Cholesterol-lowering drugs are prescribed. You are regularly met in a queue to see a doctor, and the ambulance manager already knows your voice.You go on a diet, suffer from hunger, but losing weight is becoming harder and harder.
A doctor in a fitness club, which you finally decided to visit, after listening to your complaints and reviewing diagnoses, recommends you to a health group at the nearest health center. The orthopedist proposes to replace the knee joints with prostheses, which are already affected by arthrosis of the third degree. A neurologist prescribes a course of regular droppers and adds a couple more drugs to the bedside table in connection with the appearance of new complaints and cholesterol plaques in the vessels of the brain. Increasingly, one has to seek help from close people to help them change their clothes, put on their socks (prevents the stomach), process the skin in fat folds. Naturally, for ladies shoes with heels have long been forgotten, and more and more often have to take a cane, even for short walks.
Myocardial infarction. The cholesterol plaque has come off and corked one of the vessels feeding the heart. Unbearable chest pain, ambulance, resuscitation or operating table. Long-term treatment, disability. Walking mostly to the clinic.Persistent headaches, shortness of breath, dizziness, pain and burning in the feet and the appearance of non-healing leg ulcers due to diabetes. Tablets are taken before, after and instead of food. At night, the dream is periodically interrupted by the frightened voice of the spouse (s): “You stopped snoring, what's wrong with you?”
The doctor makes a diagnosis: obstructive sleep apnea. Sometimes the total time without breathing is several hours per night! Constant awakenings, lack of oxygen, daytime sleepiness, impairment of memory and attention - all this becomes the daily reality of a complete person with Pickwick syndrome. A planned joint replacement operation is canceled due to contraindications. You are offered to inject special preparations into your lap. Needles, in the knee ... The pain passes, but not for long. Six months later, you have to prick again. Let's just keep silent about the numerous hospitalizations, ambulances and calls of the district physicians.
Here the future of today's little fat boy or girl of 30 years is no longer visible. Probably it is not there.
You are dead. In an age that in the modern world differs from the average age of death by several decades.
And this is not the worst scenario - everything can be much worse and more sudden. The modern food industry, which has lost touch with reality, a fascination with a fixed lifestyle and lack of physical activity, in principle, can shorten the onset of the described finale by half, and maybe more. If in the childhood of modern 30-40-year-olds at school there was one fat man over whom everyone sneered, today, taking the child to the first class, I see that a third of the students are already overweight in the first class! That is, the story, written about the 30-year-old fat one, for them begins at the age of ten.
Three years ago in Thailand, I admired slender nymph-like girls and women. Now I wonder how few of them are left. Thais were fascinated by Western values and also adopted a destructive lifestyle and nutrition.
I saw American schools and their students: a third of children have a completely immense size, not typical even for a large adult, a third - with a clear excess of weight and just pieces of fat on the body, a third - normal, healthy children. Only a third - such as we see in Hollywood blockbusters.Sometimes you are just amazed at where producers and directors generally take such as Megan Fox, Emma Watson, Brad Pitt and Elijah Wood. It is not clear how in the future mature children who are disabled today will support our old age with you in 40-50 years. It's very scary. And drop the habit of the Russian to think like this: this is a story about some other people, other children ... This is our story, and, as in Thailand it happened in three years, it will come to us.