There is a saying, “what ye sow, so shall ye reap”. This maxim seems to be a picture or a benchmark in predicting a person’s health condition later in life. Yes, bad living habits in the past (the youth) will certainly lead to the development of disease in the future.
The following are 5 (five) bad habits in youth that will affect the development of a disease in adulthood and old age:
1. Having many sexual partners
Have sex when I was young and too often have multiple sexual partners puts you at risk for sexually transmitted diseases. Women who frequently change partners at risk, higher to get the HPV (human papillomavirus), which can cause cervical cancer.
The good news: HPV can be prevented. If you are single and sexually active, ask your obstetrician about how to get the HPV vaccine (and be sure to do a pap smear test every three years). Fortunately again, HPV will not affect your fertility rate aka not make barren.
2. Smoke marijuana or cigarettes
Marijuana smoke has harmful biological substances such as hydrocarbons around 50-70 percent, more carcinogenic than tobacco smoke. In fact, marijuana smoke also contain enzymes that can change the components of smoke into cancer. As for cigarettes, has always been known as the originator of several deadly diseases such as lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and impotence.
The good news: Although the lung tissue that is damaged will not grow back by itself, but we are born with a lot of lung tissue. If you quit smoking for one year, the risk of heart attack associated with smoking were reduced by 50 percent, and in 10 years, the risk of dying from lung cancer was also reduced by half.
3. Living in areas of high pollution
The lungs of small children are generally much more susceptible to damage from air pollution than adults. If you are exposed too long with the pollution, the risk of damage to the lungs become larger. A study showed that exposure to pollution for several years may increase the risk of lung cancer about 25 percent. In fact, inhaling polluted too much is almost as bad as people who smoke.
The good news: Once again, the lung tissue that is damaged will not grow back by itself. But by living a healthy lifestyle from now on to avoid the dirty air, exercise, eating right and not smoking, you can certainly fend off various disease attacks.
4. Bask in the sun
For the people of Indonesia who live in tropical climates, the habit of basking in the sun may not be too prevalent. But some types of work such as fishermen, farmers and construction workers who frequent outdoor activities may need to be careful.
Research shows that nearly 80 percent of diseases caused by sun exposure occurs before age 18 years. High sun exposure lets you experience the wrinkles, freckles, spots and skin discoloration in the future. Even in some cases, this condition can lead to skin cancer later in life.
The good news: This condition does not actually have to occur if you use sunscreen when outside the home. This method can reduce the risk of developing skin cancer, wrinkles and discoloration of the skin.
5. Consumption of alcohol
A study involving approximately 3803 adults in mind that those who were former heavy drinkers are more likely to report experiencing depression, heart problems, chronic bronchitis, and diabetes after the age of 40 years.
The good news: Stop or limit their consumption of alcohol is the best way to avoid all forms of the disease sparked threats of alcohol consumption. For example: one study showed a decrease in the risk of esophageal cancer in those who stopped drinking alcohol after a decade. Oesophageal cancer is a cancer that attacks the gastrointestinal tract that is at the throat which connects the mouth to the stomach