Esko Eerikäinen: “I go for basic blood tests a couple of times a year”

When Esko was younger, it was difficult to go to the doctor. He thought that the trouble would pass without him.

– Now a few of my friends have become seriously ill and postponing going to the doctor has made the situation worse. For the past five years, I’ve been taking basic lab tests a couple of times a year just because I want to know what condition I’m in.

Esko’s approaching fifties can be felt in coping, a little in metabolism too.

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– The energy level should be kept fairly steady and avoid severe sugar spikes. That’s why I try to keep the food rhythm even and only eat moderately at a time. And if I feel like ice cream, I eat a couple of spoonfuls and not the whole scoop at once.

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High blood pressure is a hereditary factor in Esko. Sometimes he didn’t take care of himself and the pressure could rise.

– Fortunately, I got the situation under control with exercise and diet. My father died of a heart attack once, so I can take it seriously. I am very grateful that I have stayed healthy. It is not a given.

“I wonder if I’ll ever find love again”

Esko says he is an eternal romantic and a relationship person, but the more he has been alone, the more he has learned to appreciate that too.

– That’s why I wonder if I’ll find love and a life partner again, or if I’ll realize at some point that, uh, it’s fine to be alone.

In a relationship, Esko would be terribly romantic.

– Romance is small thoughtful actions throughout the day and thoughtful helping, even ordering a taxi for someone in bad weather.

Read more about Esko Eerikäinen’s health codes in the 6/2023 issue of Hyvä tervey magazine!

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