NUMBERS WHICH REFLECT OUR HEALTH



Healthy Number of Blood Pressure is Less than 120/80 mmHg.
“The lower yours is, the better,”
Blood pressure refers to the force of blood against the walls of arteries when heart beats (systolic pressure, the top number) and during rests between beats (diastolic pressure, the bottom) and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 mmHg or higher. If the top number is between 120 and 139 and the lower is between 80 and 89, it's mean prehypertension, which also carries risks.

Healthy Number of Blood Sugar is Less than 99 mg/dL.
A fasting blood-sugar test measures glucose (sugar) in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) of blood after you haven’t eaten for at least eight hours. A level of 126 mg/dL or higher indicates diabetes, a condition in which your body doesn’t produce enough insulin (which converts blood sugar into energy) or use insulin properly.

Healthy Number of Cholesterol is Less than 200 mg/dL.
The cholesterol is measured by milligrams of cholesterol per deciliter of blood. There are two types of cholesterol, LDL and HDL. The health number of low-density lipoprotein or LDL cholesterol is under 100 mg/dL, and under 70 mg/dL if one has diabetes or heart disease. The higher the LDL cholesterol levels, the greater the risk of heart disease, because LDL is the bad cholesterol. Elevated LDL levels cause the formation of plaque in the artery walls, which leads to atherosclerosis and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
Whereas, the health number of high-density lipoprotein or HDL Cholesterol is 50 mg/dL or higher. HDL is the “good” cholesterol, so the higher the number, the better the health. HDL cholesterol helps remove harmful LDL cholesterol from arteries. An HDL level lower than 50 mg/dL is a heart-disease risk factor for women, while a level of 60 mg/dL or higher helps protect people from heart disease.

Healthy Number of Triglycerides is Less than 150 mg/dL.
The triglyceride level is measured by milligrams of triglycerides per deciliter of blood, or mg /dL. It is borderline high if it is between 150 and 199 mg /dL and high if it’s 200 mg /dL or higher. Triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood, and elevated levels increase your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Healthy Number of Thyroid is under 4.0 mIU/L.
Produced by the pituitary gland, the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) directs the thyroid gland in your neck to secrete the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Besides helping regulate the metabolism, body temperature, and heart rate, these hormones affect skin, hair, muscle strength, mood, and mental functioning. If the TSH level is high, above 4.5 mIU/L (or milli–international units of TSH per liter of blood), the thyroid isn’t producing enough hormones to help your body function efficiently.

SOURCE: shine 




 

Mom = Emak

KEB

Mom's Links

review  on alexa.com

© 2010 MommyVonZechs All Rights Reserved Thesis WordPress Theme Converted into Blogger Template by Hack Tutors.info

.comment-content a {display: none;}