There are many ways in which our health can be threatened in nowadays. Our health can be affected by the environmental factors, the food we eat and even the air we breathe.
What we eat is very important, because if we don’t take care of what we consume it can cause numerous problems in our body. This is why we should definitely make sure to eat healthily.
Many processes in our body are affected by poor nutrition, such as circulation and blood sugar. So the food we eat can be even dangerous for us, because our blood is what makes our body work. In order to help you find out if you’re having problems with high blood sugar, we’re going to present the main symptoms of this condition.
Hyperglycemia – high blood sugar is a condition that appears when our body isn’t capable of producing insulin enough and to use it properly. Insulin is a very important hormone for us, because it helps the glucose from food we consume to enter our body cells where it is used as energy. When we are dealing with insulin deficiency, it means that the glucose can’t be absorbed into our bloodstream as it should. This is a condition that affects the whole organism, but mostly the most important organs like the kidneys, the eyes, nerves and bloods vessels.
Here are the main causes for high blood sugar:
- Excessive eating
- Physical inactivity
- Common colds
- Excessive use of steroids
The symptoms that indicate a high level of sugar in your blood are:
- frequent urination, especially at night
- blurred vision
- difficulties to concentrate
- dry mouth
- constant infections
- excess of fat in the abdomen or unexplained increase in weight
- slow healing of wounds
- frequent stomach problems
- fatigue or tiredness
- dry itchy skin
- excessive appetite
- extreme manifestations of nervous problems
How to monitor the blood sugar?
The base of everything is the diet and the way it affects your blood glucose or Glycemic index. This index shows the carbs in the food and how they affect the blood sugar. Below you can see some numbers of how levels of sugar in your blood range on the most common metric from 0 to 100.