Know your Health Stats / Readings

 
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It is important to know and understand your Health Stats / Readings

We assist our clients in treating and improving medical conditions, such as Cholesterol, Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Thyroid conditions, Intestinal conditions such as IBS, Diverticulitis, etc. We also treat Adrenal Fatigue “Burnout” and many other medical conditions through correct healthy nutrition. Our Personalised Meal Plans assist in treating all of these medical conditions and Lifestyle conditions.

Cholesterol

Total Cholesterol should be 5 mmol /L and under

LDL – (Bad fats) must be under 3 mmol /L

HDL – (Good Fats) must be more than 1.0 mmol /L

Triglicerides (Blood Fats) must be 1.7 mmol /L and under

(Triglicerides cause blood vessels to decay)

Please see information below, explaining more about Cholesterol & Blood Lipids (Fats).

Blood Sugar levels

3.5 – 6.0 mmol /L – Normal Blood Sugar (during the day)

7.5 + mmol/ L before breakfast (fasting) – too High.

11.2 mmol /L (2 hours) after eating during the day – too high.

Blood Pressure

Must be lower than 140 / 90

Good blood Pressure is 120 / 80

The first reading at the top of 120 –  is the Pressure in the arteries when the heartbeats

The reading at the bottom is 80 – this is the Pressure in the arteries between the heartbeats

Homocysteine Levels

Homocysteine levels should be less than 6.3 umol / l

C-reactive Protein (CRP)

Less than 1mg /L – low Risk

1 – 3 mg /L – moderate Risk

Higher than 3mg /L – high Risk (in men & women)

BMI & Bodyfat Percentage

BMI  (Body Mass Index)

18 – 24  is good

25 – 30  is overweight

30+        is obese

40+        is life threatening

Bodyfat Percentage

Men                 10-14% is Healthy

Women            20-24% is Healthy

Waist measurements

Regardless of your height or build, for most adults a waist measurement of greater than 94cm for Men and 80cm for women is an indicator of the level of internal fat deposits which coat the heart, kidneys, liver, digestive organs and pancreas. This can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Men whose waist that is at 94cm or higher is at risk, and at an even higher risk if at 102cm or higher, for heart disease and stroke.

Womens waist at 80cm or higher is at risk.

Hydration

Remember always to maintain healthy hydration levels throughout the day.

Have 1 glass (250ml) per 10kg of healthy bodyweight for adults.

What you should know about Blood Lipids

What are blood lipids?

Lipids are fat-like substances found in your blood and body tissues. Your body needs small amounts of lipids to work normally.

How are my blood lipids measured?

A blood test called a complete lipid profile is done. It is recommended that this test be done after an overnight fast.

What happens if my lipids are too high?

An excess amount of blood lipids can cause fat deposits in your artery walls, increasing your risk for heart disease.

Are there different kinds of lipids?

Cholesterol is the main lipid. It is made up of different parts such as:
LDL cholesterol, or “bad” cholesterol, is the main lipid that causes damaging buildup and blockage in your arteries.

HDL cholesterol is actually a “good” type of cholesterol that helps to prevent cholesterol from building up in your arteries.

Triglyceride is another lipid that may increase your risk for heart disease.

What are healthy lipid levels?

Total Cholesterol should be 5 mmol /L and under

LDL – (Bad fats) must be under 3 mmol /L

HDL – (Good Fats) must be more than 1.0 mmol /L

Triglicerides (Blood Fats) must be 1.7 mmol /L and under

If my lipids are not at the right levels, what can be done to improve them?

Your doctor may recommend that you follow a diet low in saturated fats and low in cholesterol. You may also need to increase your activity level.

In some cases, you may also need to take a medication to help lower your lipid levels.