Diseases that easily increase due to eating and drinking on Tet holiday

Diabetes, blood sugar disorders, dyslipidemia, and hyperuricemia are a group of metabolic diseases that tend to increase after Tet.

Doctor Tran Thi Ngoc Chau (Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital – Facility 3) said the above information and advised people to pay attention to health abnormalities.

On Tet holiday, being reunited with family with warm meals is everyone’s wish. “However, the Vietnamese culture of ‘eating’ Tet more or less still contains some risks to health, especially for the elderly and people with pre-existing chronic diseases. Most notably, the status quo is still present. increase or lose control of metabolic diseases,” said Dr. Chau.

This can explain that the Tet culture and living habits of Vietnamese people are not reasonable. The typical dishes of Tet are often greasy foods such as fatty meat, fried spring rolls, fried meat, fried chicken, spring rolls, sausages, sausages…; sweet dishes such as fruit cakes, jams, candies, soft drinks…, foods high in carbohydrates such as banh chung, banh tet, sticky rice… Eating a lot of the above foods can easily lead to increased levels of sugar and fat in the body. blood, predisposing or aggravating diabetes mellitus and pre-existing dyslipidemia.

Pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, pickled meat, and fish sauce all contain very high salt content, which can easily affect blood pressure, especially in hypertensive patients. Patients with metabolic disorders, if accompanied by hypertension, are at increased risk of complications.

Diabetes, dyslipidemia (blood fat) and high blood pressure, when not well controlled, can easily lead to stroke, angina, myocardial infarction, retinal eye damage, and chronic kidney damage. .. and many other dangerous complications.

Besides, eating a lot of protein-rich foods such as beef, seafood, drinking a lot of alcohol will lead to the risk of increasing uric acid in the blood, which is the cause of gout arthritis. Gout patients often develop acute pain in the joints after a high protein meal and heavy alcohol consumption. Therefore, the possibility of gout flare-ups during or after Tet is difficult to avoid.

The principle of prevention is to control existing metabolic diseases, with or without drugs. It is necessary to maintain healthy and reasonable eating habits, even during Tet. Cut down on fats and carbohydrates, increase the portion of vegetables, tubers and fruits. Prioritize lean meat, white meat, and fish over red meats. Avoid fried foods with a lot of fat, limit the use of processed foods such as canned goods, pickled dishes, salted meat… (because they often contain a lot of salt and are added sugar).

Maintain a regular exercise routine of 30-60 minutes a day, 5-7 days a week with moderate intensity. Quit smoking, use alcohol in moderation. Limit and limit to one 330 ml can of beer per day, or less than 100 ml of wine.o

According to Dr. Chau, patients need to follow the doctor’s treatment regimen to well control blood pressure, blood fat and blood sugar during Tet.

Le Cam


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