Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the world. Despite advances in medical technology can increase the life expectancy of patients, but prevention is still the best way.
According Behrenbeck Thomas, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, a few decades ago, people who have had a heart attack by 66 percent die. However, according to data from the Mayo Clinic in 2012, is now 94 percent of heart attack patients survive.
“Technological advances in the field of cardiovascular disease is very fast., But the technology is expensive. Whereas lifestyle play a major role in the incidence of heart disease, because it is more important to change your lifestyle” , he told a press conference events Cardiology Symposium by RS Eka Hospital Jakarta, Wednesday (02.13.13).
Currently, experts from the American Heart Association has been actively campaigning for the importance of knowing the numbers is a risk factor for heart disease. “Several studies show, 75 percent of people can be classified into high-risk person knowing that 5 digits,” he said.
Know Your Numbers campaign can actually be implemented by everyone, including you. It is never too late to know the state of health of the heart. Learn more about five key points below and consult your doctor if this is not normal.
1. Blood pressure
There is no cure for hypertension, but the disease can be prevented and treated. Normal blood pressure is less than Hg 130/80 mm.
The test results of blood fat numbers, each of them had levels of total cholesterol (LDL) and good cholesterol (HDL) and triglycerides.
Total cholesterol should be less than 200
LDL less than 100 mg / dL
HDL above 40 mg / dL for men and 50 mg / dL for women
Triglycerides should be less than 100 mg / dL
3. Blood sugar
Fasting blood glucose should be less than 100 mg / dL
Glucose levels two hours after a meal should be less than 140 mg / dL
4. Weight loss
How to calculate the ideal weight is to accurately calculate the body mass index.
The following formula: BMI: weight (kg) / height (cm) / 100) 2.
The normal value of BMI is between 18.5 to 25.0