The earliest way to know for sure whether you are pregnant is to have a pregnancy test. The fertilized egg at about 4 days old begins to secrete a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).
Initially, it can be detected in the mother’s blood, and shortly thereafter it is detected in the mother’s urine. Human chorionic gonadotropin is not found in the urine of non-pregnant women. Stereda Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has the equipments and trained personnel that render this service.
Prenatal vitamins are not only allowed, they’re strongly recommended. A good prenatal can help keep you and your growing baby healthy, ensuring that you’re both getting all the nutrients you need to make it through those 9 codependent months of pregnancy. It’s chock-full of prenatal options.
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Blood sugar level
Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Your body breaks down most of the food you eat into sugar (glucose) and releases it into your bloodstream. When your blood sugar goes up, it signals your pancreas to release insulin. Insulin acts like a key to let the blood sugar into your body’s cells for use as energy.
You’ll need to get your blood sugar tested to find out for sure if you have prediabetes or type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. Testing is simple, and results are usually available quickly here at Stereda Pharmacy.
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Blood Pressure Monitoring
A very important activity
A blood pressure monitor checks if your blood pressure is healthy, or if it’s high or low. Blood pressure is the term used to describe the strength with which your blood pushes on the sides of your arteries as it’s pumped around your body. Low blood pressure (hypotension) is not usually a problem, although it can cause dizziness and fainting in some people.
High blood pressure (hypertension) can increase your risk of developing serious problems, such as heart attacks and strokes, if it’s not treated.
Having this quick test is the only way to find out what your blood pressure is – and it could save your life.
Understanding your blood pressure reading
Blood pressure is measured in
Systolic pressure – the pressure when your heart pushes blood out. Diastolic pressure – the pressure when your heart rests between beats.
Normal blood pressure is considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg.
High blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher
low blood pressure is considered to be 90/60mmHg or lower.
What is the next step?
If your reading is between 120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg, you may be at risk of developing high blood pressure. Don’t wait till it is too late, get tested today.
Body Mass Index
Checking Body Mass Index
Body Mass Index, or BMI is the customary method used to measure obesity. It’s a calculation of your weight-to-height ratio and can provide insight into risk for diseases. It’s been shown that for every five-point increase in BMI, your risk of death increases 31% and while BMI can’t be used as a sole indicator for disease risk, it does help.
It’s one element of your wellness that helps you and your doctors manage your health. You are welcome to check your BMI with us.
Why is BMI used to measure overweight and obesity?
Because calculation requires only height and weight, BMI is an inexpensive and easy tool. To see the formula based on either kilograms and meters or pounds and inches, visit How is BMI calculated?
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