Diabetes: a Risk For Heart

The risk of a diabetic suffering a heart attack reaches 40% in men and 50% in women. When the disease sets in, potentates other risk conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Diabetes is a perverse kind of fuel is difficult to be removed and ready to cause many problems. 

The disease occurs when glucose, the main form of energy cells, increasing their concentration in the blood. This can occur during the digestion of carbohydrates contained in foods such as flour, pasta, breads, potatoes, cassava, sweet potatoes and sugar. After the digestive process, glucose circulates in the blood vessels, being distributed throughout the cells of the body to turn into energy. To enter cells, it depends on insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas. When a person has increased abdominal fat, releasing toxic inflammatory substances harmful to the action of insulin, causing type two diabetes. This is the most common form of the disease in adults. More rare are and will remain the cases of type 1 diabetes, caused by the reduction of insulin production by the pancreas after an assault on the immune system. 

The risk of suffering a diabetic stroke lifelong reach 40% in men and 50% in women. 

While settling in the body, diabetes follows logic: the cells do not absorb glucose as they should, because insulin is not acting properly. Result: glucose and insulin surplus remaining in the vessels. This buildup causes damage because it increases the formation of fatty plaques that cause clots which, in turn, can clog blood vessels connected to organs like heart, brain and lower limbs, causing heart attack or stroke (brain vascular accident, popularly called a stroke). Often heart attack occurs before diabetes symptoms or be diagnosed. 

Cardiovascular diseases are among the most frequent causes of death in Brazil. Avoid diabetes means remove this threat. It is not hard to follow that path. First, it is necessary to assess the presence of risk factors such as smoking, excess abdominal fat, hypertension, sedentary lifestyle, low-fiber diet and family history of diabetes. When these factors exist, follow up with a health care promotes a gradual improvement in lifestyle and reduces the risk of developing the disease by about 60%. In people with diabetes, the guidance helps reduce abdominal fat and better control the pressure levels, cholesterol and glucose, reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. But those who did not develop any risk factors you know: good diet and regular exercise can keep diabetes away as well.

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