Doc­tors rec­om­mend that the com­men­ta­tor urgent­ly change his diet.

Doc­tors are con­cerned about the health of famous sports com­men­ta­tor Vasi­ly Utkin. Accord­ing to the Mash Telegram chan­nel, he has been diag­nosed with a seri­ous ill­ness — doc­tors advise him to urgent­ly go on a strict diet.

UPD. Lat­er, a com­men­ta­tor in his Telegram chan­nel denied reports that he had ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis.

On Thurs­day, Octo­ber 26, Mash, cit­ing its sources, report­ed that Utkin was diag­nosed with ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis. The cause of the dis­ease turned out to be prob­lems with the commentator’s weight.

It is alleged that Utkin’s body weight has already exceed­ed 200 kilo­grams, as a result of which he suf­fered com­pli­ca­tions from the car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem. Accord­ing to sources, an increased amount of cho­les­terol plaques in the ves­sels was found in Vasily’s body.

The com­men­ta­tor him­self pre­vi­ous­ly spoke about his prob­lems with weight and the com­pli­ca­tions asso­ci­at­ed with them. In one of the videos pub­lished on his YouTube chan­nel, Utkin admit­ted that he had lost more than 350 kilo­grams of excess weight in his life. The prob­lem turned out to be so seri­ous that he requires med­ical super­vi­sion.

What is atherosclerosis?

Ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis is con­sid­ered one of the most com­mon chron­ic arte­r­i­al dis­eases. The dis­ease pro­vokes the for­ma­tion of cho­les­terol plaques in the walls of blood ves­sels, which nar­rows their paten­cy. This neg­a­tive­ly affects blood flow. In espe­cial­ly advanced cas­es, this can lead to dire con­se­quences — in par­tic­u­lar, to a com­plete block­age of blood flow.

Doc­tors iden­ti­fy sev­er­al fac­tors that can lead to the devel­op­ment of ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis. Among them:

  • smok­ing;
  • high blood pres­sure;
  • dia­betes mel­li­tus, obe­si­ty;
  • seden­tary lifestyle;
  • ner­vous ten­sion;
  • drink­ing large amounts of alco­hol;
  • poor nutri­tion.

In addi­tion, peo­ple with homo­cys­teine­mia, a hered­i­tary dis­ease that leads to an increased lev­el of homo­cys­teine ​​pro­tein in the blood, are at risk.

How to determine the disease?

There are sev­er­al symp­toms that may indi­cate the devel­op­ment of ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis:

  • dys­p­nea;
  • fre­quent headaches;
  • noise in ears;
  • decreased per­for­mance;
  • gen­er­al malaise;
  • increased blood pres­sure and oth­ers.

Not in all cas­es, patients with such symp­toms are diag­nosed with ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis, but if they appear, it is bet­ter to con­sult a doc­tor.

Usu­al­ly, doc­tors in such cas­es rec­om­mend that the patient change his lifestyle and go on a diet, and also pre­scribe med­ica­tions. How­ev­er, in some cas­es, patients are pre­scribed surgery to remove the plaque, expand the lumen of the ves­sel, or even cre­ate a “bypass” path for the blood flow.