Know Your Numbers
Many adults do not know their Body Mass Index, blood pressure or cholesterol numbers to achieve and maintain ideal health. We want you to know your numbers to stay healthy.
The first step in reducing your risk of developing chronic diseases is to know your risk. The following resources and programs are included to help you assess your health and make lifestyle changes (if needed).
Keeping your blood pressure in a healthy range can help reduce risk in cardiovascular disease.
- Blood Pressure Risk Calculator — try this blood pressure calculator and ask your doctor what is best for you.
- Use the My Life Check tool to help you access your risk for heart disease.
- Sodium Calculator — understand how sodium can affect your high blood pressure.
- The Lifeclinic website lists many retail and pharmacy store locations to check blood pressure in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite, Boulder City and Pahrump.
- The Heart Check Center lists mall locations where you can check your blood pressure. You can also call your local community center to ask if they provide blood pressure checks.
- Learn the basics of blood pressure with the CDC’s Blood Pressure Basics video.
- If you have high bood pressure, learn how to treat it with the CDC’s Treating High Blood Pressure video.
- Here are some tools to help you manage your high blood pressure.
- Body Mass Index (BMI) is a general indicator that includes weight and height. Enter your height and weight into the calculator to find out if you are at a normal BMI.
Your health care professional can help advise you on ways you can lower your cholesterol levels if they are high. Here are some tips and resources that may also be beneficial.
Find more national resources: www.cdc.gov and the Million Hearts campaign website.