The legend of Argentine soccer Diego Armando Maradona has passed away this Wednesday at 60 years of age, after having suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Tigre (Argentina). A devastating loss for his fans, who mark this date on the sports history calendar.
After hanging up his boots, back in October 1997, the football star has been splattered by numerous health problems, influenced by his life of excesses, who have finally managed to win the game that Maradona had been playing for so many decades.
The chronology of diseases through which this myth of the countryside has passed is closed forever today in the following way:
After the August 28, 1997, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) officially announced that Maradona had given positive in doping control, the affections of this ‘God’ of football were increasing.
Thus, with the beginning of the decade, on January 4, 2000, the player was admitted to the emergency room in a hospital in the Uruguayan city of Punta del Este, after suffering a crisis of high blood pressure.
A few days later, on January 18, Maradona was traveling to Cuba to undergo a prolonged treatment for your drug addiction.
April and May, 2004
On April 18, 2004, an obese Maradona, weighing more than 100 kilos, was admitted to the hospital again. This time, the Buenos Aires medical center took him as a patient, after a heart attack aggravated by a lung infection.
The clinical picture that the midfielder presented on this occasion put him on the brink of death And it was very similar to what he had already suffered in April 1997, months before leaving football.
After 11 days in hospital, he left the clinic with medical authorization but without being discharged, to begin a “home recovery”. However, on May 5, he was hospitalized again for a “food offense”.
Reaching 121 kilos in front of ‘El Pelusa’ obsession with his weight, and added to respiratory problems, hypertension, sleep apnea, dilated cardiomyopathy, diabetes and altered kidney function caused by being overweight, forced him to undergo gastric bypass in Colombia, at the beginning of March 2005.
The operation, which reduced his stomach up to 95%, allowed the soccer star to stay at 70 kilos in just one year.
March and April, 2007
Exactly two years later, Maradona was admitted to the Güemes clinic in Buenos Aires, because of a physical decompensation which, according to the medical report, was not related to the consumption of dangerous drugs. Rather, it was due to a new excess weight, due to his poor diet.
A month later, the midfielder suffered a picture of Acute toxic hepatitis caused by excesses with alcohol that resulted in two hospitalizations. Immediately after being discharged from the sanatorium, he was admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Buenos Aires to face his addiction to alcohol, where he was admitted until May of the same year.
It was at this time when the then coach of the Argentine National Team returned to the operating room. On this occasion, to perform a reconstructive surgery of your upper lip, after being bitten by a dog.
On January 15, 2012, Al Wast’s coach underwent a kidney stone surgeryin the United Arab Emirates. And, after suffering pain during a game between his team and Al Ahli, he decided to undergo a medical check-up where the ailment was found.
At the end of 2015, Maradona submitted a second time to gastric surgery, ten years after the first and this time in Venezuela.
Although weeks before, ‘El Pelusa’ would carry out an aesthetic intervention, more specifically a ‘lifting’ facial.
Until January 2019, the footballer did not return to his health careers. It was here that he was admitted to the Olivos Clinic to undergo a endoscopy due to her gastric operation.
With a cane and difficulties to move, the genius of the ball is right knee operated for suffering severe pain that made mobility difficult. In this they placed a special prosthesis.
Just a few weeks ago, a picture of anemia and dehydration led him to a new hospitalization in which it was discovered that he had un hematoma subduraland undergoes, on one last occasion, surgery in Buenos Aires.
A cardiorespiratory arrest has been, on November 25, 2020, the cause of the death of Diego Armando Maradona.