Centura Health has more experts in more places throughout the region. Start your health journey by finding the right one for you.
Use the information below to take steps to prevent stroke. 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.
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.
Blood Pressure -
Systolic Pressure (heart beating) / Diastolic Pressure (heart resting)
130/80 or less
Blood Sugar -
A fasting blood sugar (glucose) is a blood test to diagnose diabetes. Elevated blood sugar means diabetes.
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
Control your numbers -
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.
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