Know Your Health Numbers
It is essential that you measure your health beyond the scale and that you know your health numbers. Blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels are all key indicators of your general health and measure your risk for serious illness. These numbers represent your health status and can help predict future, often preventable issues. Once you are aware of your health numbers, you can take proactive steps to improve your health and cut down the risks of developing serious illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes.
Understand Your Health Numbers
If you’re like most of people, you’ve probably looked over the alphabet soup of acronyms and abbreviations in your health results and do not know your health numbers or what they really mean. We teamed up with industry expert Dr. Namvar Zohoori to help you to understand your health numbers and how to interpret them. Dr. Zohoori does a fantastic job in demystifying the terminology, explaining what the various tests entails; what the numbers mean and providing insight on the resulting numbers.
Dr. Zohoori is Deputy Chief Science Officer at the Arkansas Department of Health, and Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Public Health. He earned his MD degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, his MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and his Ph.D. in Nutrition and Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
How to Get Your Health Numbers
It is important that you get tested regularly so talk to your healthcare provider or physician today to learn how you get can get screened. Some providers run know your numbers campaigns and have tools for you to keep a track of your key numbers for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Triglyceride.