Dr. Oz’s 5 tips to stay ALIVE – Numbers you NEED to know
Dr. Oz’s Know Your 5: The Lifesaving Numbers You Need to Know
Over 50 million American adults have high blood pressure, also called hypertension; within this range,1 out of every 3 isn’t even aware they have this serious medical condition. High blood pressure can cause a host medical problems including cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and stroke, which can strike suddenly.
2. Waist Size
If you’re sporting a large waistline, your risk of dying prematurely is nearly double. The reason is because belly fat, often fondly referred to as a spare tire or abeer gut – sends out a toxic stream of chemicals impacting the whole body.
Stepping on a scale and finding out your body weight is one of the easiest numbers to calculate and an excellent indicator of your overall health. According to theCenters for Disease Control (CDC), 1 out of 3 Americans are considered obese, which can cause a slew of health problems such as cardiovascular disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gout, hypertension, high blood pressure and cancer.
High cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
5. Fasting Blood Sugar
Testing your fasting blood sugar (FBS) measures your risk for diabetes, a chronic disease that can lead to blindness, cardiac disease, kidney failure, nerve problems and an impaired immune system. Diabetes is particularly high in the African American community.
Posted on October 26, 2010, in health marketing, Spinach, type II diabetic and tagged Blood vessel, Cardiovascular disease, Conditions and Diseases, Dr. Oz, Harpo, health, Heart disease, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Oprah, United States. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.