The 3 “Highs” is not a death sentence!

According to Dr Wu’s recent blog on 3 “highs” is not a death sentence, many of her patients believed that once they have the “3 highs”, they are on their way to their grave! Well, while there is some truth to it, the “3 highs” markedly increase one’s cardiovascular risk, but it is not a death sentence! 「3高」不是死刑!  The risk of cardiovascular death can be reduced with Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) and medications when needed.

Why do people fear the “3 highs”?

The 3 ‘high’sDiseases they can lead to
High blood pressureHypertension
High cholesterolHyperlipidemia
High blood sugarDiabetes
*The risk for cardiovascular disease increases with every one “high”.

When the numbers are elevated but not to the level of the definition of disease, lifestyle modification is the most important treatment, Dr Wu stressed. Let’s use high blood pressure as an example. Normal blood pressure for a normal weight adult is around 110/70. When the reading is over 130/80, then they have hypertension. Before it gets to hypertension, it is elevated blood pressure.  At this stage, eating healthily, exercising and losing some weight are key in preventing or slowing down the disease progression.  

Lifestyle changes that can save your life are 💖:

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muffins 蘋果香蕉藍莓核桃燕麥馬芬蛋糕

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300克 自發麵粉(2杯)(self-raising flour)
1茶匙 碳酸氫鈉 (bicarbonate of soda)
40克 糖(1/4杯)– 糖尿病可走糖
50克 燕麥(1/2杯)加2湯匙餡料
355克 香蕉(四個6英寸大小),越成熟越好
280毫升 低脂牛奶
5湯匙 布拉姆利蘋果醬 (bramley apple sauce)
2個 蛋清
125克 藍莓
25克 核桃(1/4杯)

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World Obesity Day – You are not alone!

March 4th is 世界肥胖日❤️ To have a real impact on obesity, we need to work together to address its many root causes throughout society: Biology, food, genetic risk, healthcare access, life events, marketing, mental health, sleep, stigma. Simplifying the disease to any one cause can make treating it even harder. So we must raise awareness and improve access to the appropriate information. Please read more about Roots of Obesity by World Obesity Day.

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