We all want to be healthy and stay healthy. So we go for annual physical checkup. Through blood, urine test, ultrasound and X-ray scan, our doctors will tell us whether all the test results are within the normal range or not.
In many years, you were cheered for the normal testing results until one day your doctor called you that your blood sugar was higher than 7.0nmol/L, mm…. you have diabetes. Your blood systolic pressure was over 140, (wow), you have hypertension. The LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is higher than 240mg/dL, (Oh no), you have high cholesterol which will trigger hypertension, stroke and heart attack later. It’s easy to treat as per your family doctor. There is hundreds of medicine to treat these diseases. Your doctor immediately prescribed Metformin or Glipizide or Gliclazide for treating the diabetic, Lisinopril (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor) or Satolol (anti-anginal) or Alfuzosin (alpha-adrenergic blocking agent) for hypertension, Atovastatin or Pravastatin to lower the cholesterol. What happen after? These medications become your regular food. You have to take 4-6 pills per meal per every day. Getting depressed on your health condition? There is medicine to treat depression, paroxetine or Risperidone etc.. Here is the funny part. One of the side effects of antidepressant is suicide.
We maybe panic when we hear that we have all these health problem. But calm down, these are pre-conditions(prediebetes and prehypertension). They can be treated with restoring the natural balance of our body.