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If you are concerned you are at risk, or haven't had the necessary blood work to know your numbers, you should contact your doctor to schedule a physical and routine bloodwork.
Do you know if you have any of these risk factors for stroke?
It is easy to tell if you are on your way to good health. Achieving these target numbers and lifestyle changes will reduce the chance of stroke, heart disease or diabetes.
Lipid Profile -
A blood test that measures the different fats in the blood. These fats can cause blockages in the arteries. Target goals for your lipid profile are:
Blood Pressure -
Systolic Pressure (heart beating) / Diastolic Pressure (heart resting). Target blood pressure is:
130/80 or less
Blood Sugar -
A fasting blood sugar (glucose) is a blood test to diagnose diabetes. Elevated blood sugar means diabetes. Target goals for your blood sugar levels:
Body Mass Index -
Body Mass Index (BMI), measures ideal body weight based on height or waist circumference. BMI = (weight in pounds/height inches
) x 703. Target BMI goal is:
The nice thing about your body is that it's under your control. If your numbers aren't where they should be, here's how to get them there.
Stroke survivors & caregivers are invited to join us for a free monthly stroke support group, where you will meet others, share practical experiences and learn about available resources.
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