This season saw us from one party to another. However, no matter how difficult it may be, we need to control these 3 numbers before they control us.
1. Blood Pressure. The force, with respect to the area of application, being exerted by the blood to the walls of the arteries is what we know of as blood pressure. For healthy adults, blood pressure should remain at 120/80 mm Hg to avoid serious cardiovascular risks.
High Blood Pressure or Hypertension has been considered as a silent killer, as a person can suffer from such condition without him knowing it. Often, it does not have unique, distinguishable symptoms. While we usually associate high blood pressure with being nervous or hyperactive, it does not follow that a calm person cannot suffer from hypertension.
2. Blood Cholesterol. Cholesterol is found naturally in our bodies and it is very helpful in producing hormones, vitamin D and other salient substances that the body needs. Although the body can supply all the cholesterol it needs, we often unnecessarily add to the supply by eating foods that are high in cholesterol.
High Blood Cholesterol is having too much cholesterol in the blood. The excess cholesterol can build up on the walls of the arteries, and this can cause plaque and narrowing of the arteries. Coronary Heart Disease can result when the arteries carrying oxygen-rich blood to the heart is narrowed.
3. Blood Glucose. The main sugar that the body uses to provide energy is glucose. We can get these from the food we eat, especially in carbohydrate-rich ones. Glucose concentration in the body should be kept within the range of 4-6 mmol/l. Hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) or hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) may result from the inability o regulate blood sugar content in the body.
These 3 important health numbers must be always monitored for us stay healthy. Check your doctor regarding how often you need to test and your testing options.