Diabetics have a painless form of coronary heart disease

Diabetics have a painless form of coronary heart disease
Diabetics have a painless form of coronary heart disease

I have been having heart problems for some time. What research is important to do?

Svetlana Krasteva, Pazardzhik

I recommend you contact your personal doctor and get a referral to a cardiologist. In general, even if nothing bothers you, do not miss the mandatory annual preventive examinations.

It is recommended to have a general blood test twice a year (for women, maybe more often) to control the level of hemoglobin and platelets. Don't forget to do a general urinalysis and biochemical blood test once a year.

You should check your blood glucose level every year and if you are overweight, then control your insulin. In case of carbohydrate metabolism disorder, contact an endocrinologist. It is also necessary to do a cardiogram once a year, and an ultrasound of the heart at least once in a lifetime. Helps to identify birth abnormalities and defects.

Ultrasound of the heart is necessary for children who are actively engaged in heavy sports. For adults who have valve problem, hypertension, it is also recommended to check their heart with ultrasound regularly.

Men should have a Doppler effect ultrasound to examine the vessels of the neck and head every year, starting at the age of 40 (no problem - once every two years). And for women - with the onset of menopause.

Peripheral vessels require inspection if complaints have occurred. For example, smokers who often develop atherosclerosis of the vessels of the legs - once a year or every two years. Those who have type 2 diabetes should definitely be examined by a cardiologist, so as not to miss the painless form of coronary heart disease. A person does not feel pain due to the fact that glucose affects the nerve endings and the sensitivity decreases.

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