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Video: Atherosclerosis Greatly "rejuvenated" Due To Stress And Physical Inactivity - Cardiologist
Atherosclerosis greatly "rejuvenated" due to stress and physical inactivity - cardiologist
On the air of MedPortal, Anton Rodionov, a cardiologist, candidate of medical sciences, associate professor of the Department of Faculty Therapy No. 1 of the Institute of Clinical Medicine of Sechenov University, told why many cardiovascular diseases have ceased to be diseases of the elderly.
Cardiologist Anton Rodionov / Photo: MedNews / YouTube screenshot
According to Rodionov, the paradox is that there are more effective means for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, but at the same time every year the patients of cardiologists are getting younger. If twenty years ago a 30-year-old patient with hypertension was very surprising to doctors, now it has become a sad norm. According to the doctor, this is due to the fact that in recent years, risk factors have increased significantly.
“See how stress levels have changed over the past twenty years. We are in a very dense information field, we cannot distract from social networks and instant messengers. As a child, when my parents and I left for four weeks on kayaks, I could not imagine that a person could be recalled from vacation. This is the norm now. You are always on the hook, the stress is colossal. Plus obesity - people have become more prosperous, they began to drive cars. At the same time, there are fewer smokers,”said Anton Rodionov.
According to the doctor, you can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease with the help of simple recommendations. Specifically, do at least 45 minutes of physical activity a day.
“It all depends on how adapted you are to the physical load. For the elderly, a walk in the park is enough. For younger people, walking, swimming, running are very useful, but not marathons, some kind of team games. In a word, everything that is called "muscle joy" - said Rodionov. He also advised not to abuse power loads.
The doctor noted that the key risk factors for early cardiovascular disease are "three pillars" - smoking, blood pressure, cholesterol levels. Chronic diseases and heredity also affect.
“Starting from the age of forty, each person should think about whether he is doing everything correctly and whether there are any risk factors, should go to the clinic and take a cholesterol test. If there are early cardiovascular catastrophes in the family, you need to think about this much earlier than forty years. It is not a disease that is inherited, but a predisposition, it can be realized, or it can not be realized. If you have a family history of a disease, try not to acquire those risk factors that depend on you,”the doctor advised.