No matter your age, Centegra Health System recommends that you know your numbers. Your numbers give doctors insight into your overall health so they can help you reduce your risk for heart disease.
Know Your Numbers
Numbers you should know include:
- Blood sugar – the amount of glucose or sugar in the blood
- Blood pressure – the force of blood against the arteries when the heart pumps and contracts
- Cholesterol – the waxy substance created by the liver that is transported in the blood
- Body weight – ideal body weight depends on the person’s age, gender, height and body frame
There is no way to know if you have conditions that lead to heart disease without being tested. A simple blood draw can tell your provider your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Blood pressure and body weight are part of every doctor’s appointment at Centegra Physician Care. Call 815-338-6600 to find a physician near you.
Centegra also offers screenings that are an excellent way to check your risk for certain conditions or diseases before symptoms begin. Be proactive and take steps to find out your risk today. Prevention costs less than medical intervention and it could save your life. Visit our prevention screenings page to learn more.
Next Step: Talk to a Wellness Specialist today.
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Use the below BMI calculator from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to see if your body weight is in the healthy range.