Ways To Lower Blood Sugar And Cholesterol Levels?
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Checking blood sugar levels can be done at several times, namely blood sugar at any time, 2 hours after eating, and fasting blood sugar. Each time of this examination can have different normal standards. Therefore, it is necessary to clarify first, when exactly did your mother undergo blood tests?
Blood sugar that rises above 200 mg / dL on a blood test during and 2 hours after eating, and above 124 mg / dL on a fasting blood test can indicate diabetes. This condition can indeed lead to various complaints, including tingling and numbness which are part of the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Not only that, diabetics in general will also experience other complaints, such as frequent thirst, frequent hunger, frequent urination, weakness, susceptibility to infections, fatigue, and so on. This condition is caused by the body's inability to produce the hormone insulin, or the hormone insulin is produced sufficiently but the body experiences resistance to its work, so that blood sugar levels increase. Diabetes is more at risk for those who have diabetes, are obese, are elderly, or have other diseases, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and so on.
However, as mentioned above, the diagnosis of diabetes should ONLY be confirmed by a direct examination of a doctor, namely by comparing the results of interviews, physical examinations, as well as further tests performed (including blood tests). You should advise your mother not to rush to take the medicine without being prescribed by the doctor directly. If the health facility where your mother usually checks is on holiday, you can take your mother to visit other health facilities that provide 7 x 24 hour service. A direct doctor's examination is very important because there are many other conditions that can also trigger numbness and tingling in the legs, for example deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, certain vitamin or mineral deficiencies, rheumatoid arthritis, gout arthritis, peripheral artery disease, and so on. So, handling must be adjusted to the cause of the complaint, huh ..
Right now, all your mom needs to do is:
Compress the feet that are tingling with warm water. Use comfortable pants and clothes, not tight. Eat healthy and nutritious foods, contain lots of vitamin B complex. Be diligent in exercising. Drink more Do not bend your legs too often. Maintain ideal body weight. Avoid smoking and alcohol. Hope it helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah