Full Lipid Panel
This test is done after a 12-hour fast and measures total, HDL, LDL (bad) cholesterol and another component of fat called "triglycerides." It is very important to get a breakdown of your cholesterol because just getting the total is only a partial story. According to the Framingham Heart Study, 35% of participants who had a cardiac event such as bypass surgery, heart attack, or a balloon angioplasty, had total cholesterol levels of less than 200 mg/dL (5.2 mmol/L).
High blood pressure puts stress on the heart, lungs, brain, kidneys and blood vessels. Over time, this condition can damage these organs and tissues.
Body Mass Index
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a standardized method used by many health professionals to evaluate weight and body fat. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by height in meters squared. It gives you an indication of whether you are at risk of health problems that are related to being overweight or obese. If your BMI is 25 or higher, you are at risk for a number of serious health problems, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, pregnancy-related disorders and osteoarthritis.
Health Risk Appraisal
A confidential review and report of all your results.
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