November 14 is World Diabetes Day, where everyone is called to pay attention to the risk of diabetes. The Clinical Pyramid Specialist, during Diabetes Day, at the Middle Market Root Pavilion, during the period from 14.00-17.00, will conduct a free glucose test, as well as provide advice on activities needed to reduce the risk of disease.
"You will also be able to take a free cholesterol test. The Clinical Pyramid Specialist has carried out 7,400 cholesterol and glucose checks in general, the Welfare Department project in the Riga City Council We are healthy Riga! "said the event organizer.
35% of the free pyramid clinical glucose test showed an increase in glucose levels, while cholesterol levels increased by 60% in the free cholesterol test results, experts said.
"Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease, its main feature is increasing the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Glucose is one of the main energy sources in the body. The whole body is affected by changes in blood glucose levels. The most important risk factor for high blood glucose is a diagnosis diabetes Increased sugar levels have a negative effect on blood vessels, eyes, nervous system and kidney function, then there is a tingling sensation, weight loss, frequent urination, thirst, vision problems, and poor wound healing, but low sugar content has a negative effect on the brain, and in this situation an energy crisis occurs, symptoms such as depression, memory and concentration skills appear, "said the medical representative.
In turn, increased cholesterol in the bloodstream is one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, experts say.
They noted that, according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, 70% of the population aged 25-74 had elevated cholesterol levels.
"When an old blood test, determine: total cholesterol (norm below 5 mmol / l); triglyceride; ABH (right cholesterol) above 1.0 mmol / l; ZBH level (bad cholesterol) below 3.0 mmol / l. Cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood reflect changes in fat substances in the body.In his blood tests, indications – plasma glucose – show blood sugar levels.Before eating (on an empty stomach), normal blood sugar is 3.3-6.0 mmol / l. "
Doctors say if a blood test shows a discrepancy with blood glucose or cholesterol levels, it is very important to apply for a general practitioner who will make the necessary appointments for specialists and develop an appropriate treatment program. Self-medication can even cause further damage to the body.
Cholesterol itself is very valuable for the body because it performs several important functions at the cellular level. Cholesterol is a lipid or fat that is responsible for hormone formation, and plays a role in cell formation in cells and nerve cells. Cholesterol plays a very important role in normal metabolism. Most cholesterol, even up to 90%, develops the body itself, but only about 10% is taken by food, experts note.
They emphasize that health problems arise in situations where the process of self-regulation in the body is disrupted, it is overloaded. "Over time, changes occur in the body, and too much is developed for cholesterol, or the reduction decreases. To avoid high blood cholesterol levels, you must adhere to the two basic principles of healthy living: physically active and eating healthy food. medium, but they must be organized and the menu must contain more vegetable oil, fish, vegetables. "