4 Tests You Can Take Now for Early Warning Signs of Heart Disease

4 Tests You Can Take Now for Early Warning Signs of Heart Disease

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women?

Heart Disease can be difficult to diagnose and to treat compared to men.  Heart Disease is acutally very common in women, and it acts completely different in women then it does in men.  Women and their doctors both need to understand these facts in order to diagnose and treat effectively.  Please make time for your annual heart checkups and talk to your doctor.

Here are four medical tests you can get done now.  These tests could alert your physician to any early warning signs for heart disease.

1.  Blood Pressure—If your blood pressure levels are higher than normal, you should get it tested more regularly. If your levels are consistently high that can increase your risk of developing heart disease, kidney disease, or having a stroke.

2. Body Mass Index (BMI) – It’s crucial to keep track of your weight. You should try and track your BMI at least every couple of years and a physician should be able to determine your index for you.

3. Blood Sugar—It’s good to know how much glucose is in your blood. This is a way to screen for diabetes or the risk of developing diabetes.

4. Cholesterol—Cholesterol levels should begin being checked starting by age 20.   There are two types of cholesterol; Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and High Density Lipoprotein (HDL).  Both need to be monitored.  One of the major risk factors of heart disease is having a high concentration of LDL cholesterol in the blood.

It’s important to get your body checked regularly.   Your Physician will help guide you on how you can make changes to your diet and lifestyle in order to help prevent heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

SAVA Insurance is guided by heart and we truly care about our clients.  Please click here for more information on maintaining your heart health.  The SAVA Team looks forward to servicing your insurance needs, please contact us with any questions you may have on your current policy at (860) 437-7282.

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