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It would seem that summer, heat and sunlight reign ... Nevertheless, there is the so-called summer depression.
Down with the summer blues.
It would seem that in the summer, when warmth and sunlight reign and the abundance of flowers and greens pleases the eye, negative emotions should evaporate. Nevertheless, there is the so-called summer depression. Its causes are the loss of essential trace elements that are unavoidable with increased sweating, primarily magnesium, which is responsible for the normal functioning of the nervous system. If you have mood swings, if you get tired quickly, try to increase the intake of magnesium in the body. A rich source of magnesium is whole grain foods. In addition, this trace element contains nuts, seeds, prunes, seaweed, as well as green leafy vegetables.
Also make sure that you get a sufficient amount of B vitamins that are not synthesized by the body on your own and on which higher nervous activity depends to a large extent. These are rye and bran bread and cereals from whole grains. In addition, excessive exposure to the sun during the hours of greatest activity depresses the nervous and immune systems. Excess ultraviolet light destroys a special type of lymphocyte, leaving intact only the so-called dummy cells, not trained in the intricacies of the fight against infections and viruses.
It is not by chance that specialists speak of a “diabetes epidemic.” Its prevalence throughout the world continues to grow steadily. 3029397 patients with diabetes were registered in Russia. But, according to experts, given the real number of people with this disease in our country, they are 3-4 times more!
According to Professor Ashot Mkrtumyan, head of the Department of Endocrinology, Moscow State Medical University, although diabetes is a genetically determined disease, the main impetus for its development is external factors: malnutrition and lack of physical activity, hypertension, high cholesterol and smoking.
Experts have formulated three main life principles for patients with diabetes mellitus:
1. Proper nutrition.
2. Moderate but regular exercise.
3. Constant glucose control (not only in the morning, on an empty stomach, but also 2 hours after a meal - this is extremely important!).
If you adhere to these rules, you can live a normal, full life with a diagnosis of diabetes.
What presses on the heart.
It is not cholesterol that is responsible for the formation of atherosclerotic plaques on the walls of blood vessels, but hypertension. Under the pressure of blood in the arteries "holes" can form, which the body patches with cholesterol. If the cholesterol is “good,” the patch is smooth. If the cholesterol is “bad”, then a plaque forms on the vessel wall, which clogs the vessel. A violation of blood circulation leads to coronary heart disease and heart attack. By the way, these figures need to be remembered: blood pressure 140 to 90 immediately moves a person to a risk group and is considered the first sign of developing hypertension.
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