November 14 is World Diabetes Day, where everyone is called to address the risks of diabetes. Clinic Pyramid experts, during Diabetes Day, in the Root Pavilion & Central Market, during the period of 14.00-17.00, will carry out free glucose tests, as well as advising on the necessary activities to reduce & # 39; the risk of illness.
"You will also be able to take free cholesterol tests Clinic Pyramid experts have made 7,400 free cholesterol and glucose tests in general, the Riga City Council Welfare Department project We're Rich! "said event organizers.
35% of the free Glucose test of the clinic showed that there is a higher glucose level, while cholesterol levels increase 60% in cholesterol test results for free, says experts.
"Mellitus disease is a chronic disease, the main feature of which is blood sugar (glucose) increases. Glucose is one of the main sources of energy in the body. The changes to glucose levels in the body Blood (sugar) affects the whole body The most important risk factor for high blood glucose is the diagnosis of diabetes. Increasing levels of diabetes have a negative effect on blood vessels, eyes, nervous system and the function of the kidneys. Then there is a tingling feeling , weight loss, frequent urination, thirst, visual disturbances, and poor wounds, but low levels of diabetes have a negative effect on the brain, and in this situation an energy crisis occurs, symptoms such as depression, memory and focusing skills, "said medical representative.
In turn, high blood cholesterol is one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, says experts.
They indicate that, according to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, 70% of the population had 25-74 higher levels of cholesterol.
"When age blood tests determine: total cholesterol (the norm below 5 mmol / l); triglycerides; ABH (right cholesterol) is higher than 1.0 mmol / l; ZBH (bad cholesterol) rate is lower 3.0 mmol / l. Cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels reflect the changes in fatty substances in the body. In its blood tests, the sign – plasma glucose – indicates blood sugar levels Before eating (on an empty stomach), normal blood sugar is 3.3-6.0 mmol / l. "
Doctors say that if blood tests show non-compliance with blood glucose or cholesterol levels, it is essential to apply for a GP that will make the necessary appointments to experts and develop a suitable treatment program. Self-medication can even cause further damage to the body.
Cholesterol itself is very valuable to the body as it performs several essential roles at the cell level. Cholesterol is lipid or fat that is responsible for the formation of hormones, as well as playing a role in the formation of cells in the cells and nervous cells. Cholesterol plays a very important role in the usual metabolism. Most cholesterol, even up to 90%, develops the body itself, but only about 10% are taken by food, experts say.
They emphasize that health problems arise in situations where the self-regulation process in the body is harassed, overloaded. "With time, changes occur in the body, and too much is being developed for cholesterol, or its degradation is reduced. In order to avoid high blood cholesterol levels, you must adhere to two basic principles of living & Healthy: be physically active and eat healthy food Physical activity can be moderate, but they should be regular and the menu should contain more vegetable oils, fish, vegetables. "