Will my mother’s life not be so long?
She’s 60 pounds overweight, has diabetes (type 2) and blood pressure problems, and she’s 55. She takes pills for sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. She works a lot and is always stressed out.
I’m just scared of her having a stroke or something. She’s all I got in this miserable world
- 4 weeks ago
Dear friend your mother should take a cup of blend ladies finger in morning dealy .
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
my doctor said 'everybody dies', when , who knows
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
What you describe is fairly common. The most worrying is probably the diabetes. If she gets that under control she will probably be able to manage the other problems easily enough and should still live into her 70's, maybe longer.
- 4 weeks ago
She can either manage her health problems or correct them.
For what it's worth, the medical profession isn't the experts they think they are. A few decades ago doctors used to advise their patients to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day - they no longer do that. Instead, they propose that people should drink "fluids" - when they obviously don't understand the difference.
This "fluids" advice is based on the "perception of thirst" theory which believes that the body will let you know when it's thirsty - and since soft drinks and other water substitutes quench the thirst, they're interchangeable.
The downside to this is that people generally don't care for the taste of plain water and gravitate to the more pleasing taste of soft drinks and other beverages over water.
The danger in doing this is that water is needed to regulate the body's functions - every function is tied to water and when there isn't enough water, it leads to malfunctions.
Blood pressure, cholesterol and even diabetes (as well as many others) are functions of the body that depend on proper hydration. When you become dehydrated it affects the many functions in the body.
And this disproves the "perception of thirst" theory, because you can have these and other issues and not feel thirsty.
Another issue being promoted by the medical profession is the demonization of salt. While it's true that we get too much salt in processed foods, the medical profession gives no credit to the body's natural ability to regulate itself.
Like other nutrients, the body will retain the nutrients it needs and discard the rest - it does this with salt, also. When the body holds onto excess salt it's because it needs it. It needs it to extract the water from food when the person doesn't drink enough. It's a defense mechanism to prevent cell damage from chronic dehydration.
The purpose of this retained salt is to filter it and inject it into the dehydrated cells. When doctors prescribe diuretics to rid the body of excess salt and the water it is holding onto, it triggers the body to increase its salt retention, and this is why diuretics often lead to stronger medications when they're dealing with high blood pressure.
Water is natural to the body and the most important nutrient the body needs. There is no substitute for water. Whether a person is taking medications or not, they can benefit from drinking the water they should. Doing so will allow their body to correct the issues that the medical profession is only managing with their prescriptions.
Once the dehydration is corrected, the medications can be adjusted or eliminated altogether by your doctor.
You could explain this to your mother, however, some people are scared to try something not advised by their doctor and believe that it would be dangerous to stop taking their medication.
That's why I strongly advise to NOT stop taking prescribed medication. Because the body is composed mostly of water, water is compatible with all medications. When their doctor sees that they no longer need them, then *they* will take them off. No one should ever stop taking medications on their own.
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- MurzyLv 74 weeks ago
Encourage her to join a Weight Watchers program. You might even offer to pay for it.
- Dr. BrightLv 61 month ago
Take a deep breath, and try to relax. Yes, she has health issues, and that's bad. However, she is also taking medicine for them, which is good. She knows what's going on and is taking steps to treat her health issues. Plenty of people manage their health issues well into their seventies. There is no need to panic as long as she is keep an eye on her medical issues. Best of luck to you both.