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Heart Health: 6 Numbers You Need to Know

When it comes to your health, there are some numbers you should know by heart. Discover if your numbers are where they should be, and get tips for disease prevention and heart-healthy living in these infographics:

1. LDL Cholesterol

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is a major cause of coronary heart disease. It’s the culprit behind most cholesterol buildup and arterial blockages in your body.
Find out if your LDL cholesterol level is where it should be.

2. Body Mass Index or BMI

Your BMI calculates your body fat, based on your height and weight. The higher your BMI, the greater your risks of heart disease, stroke, hypertension and diabetes.
Discover whether your score is in the healthy range.

3. Waist Circumference

Did you know that having an “apple” shape, where fat sits around your middle, is more risky for your heart than having a “pear” shape, where fat sits around your hips?
Find out if your waist circumference puts you at risk for heart disease and other problems.

4. Triglycerides

Many people don’t realize that triglycerides are not a type of cholesterol. But high levels of this blood fat are linked to coronary heart disease, especially in women.
Find out if your levels put you at risk and learn how to lower them.

5. Blood Pressure

Blood pressure often, but not always, rises as we age. High blood pressure (hypertension) is silent, but it raises risks of heart disease, stroke and other problems.
Find out what your numbers say about your heart disease risk and how to lower them.

6. Fasting Glucose

When your body can’t make insulin or respond well to it, glucose builds up in the blood, damaging blood vessels and nerves.
Find out what your fasting glucose level says about your risk for heart disease and stroke.

SOURCE: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2017/01/heart-health-do-you-know-your-numbers/

When it comes to your health, there are some numbers you should know by heart. Discover if your numbers are where they should be, and get tips for disease prevention and heart-healthy living in these infographics:

1. LDL Cholesterol

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is a major cause of coronary heart disease. It’s the culprit behind most cholesterol buildup and arterial blockages in your body.
Find out if your LDL cholesterol level is where it should be.

2. Body Mass Index or BMI

Your BMI calculates your body fat, based on your height and weight. The higher your BMI, the greater your risks of heart disease, stroke, hypertension and diabetes.
Discover whether your score is in the healthy range.

3. Waist Circumference

Did you know that having an “apple” shape, where fat sits around your middle, is more risky for your heart than having a “pear” shape, where fat sits around your hips?
Find out if your waist circumference puts you at risk for heart disease and other problems.

4. Triglycerides

Many people don’t realize that triglycerides are not a type of cholesterol. But high levels of this blood fat are linked to coronary heart disease, especially in women.
Find out if your levels put you at risk and learn how to lower them.

5. Blood Pressure

Blood pressure often, but not always, rises as we age. High blood pressure (hypertension) is silent, but it raises risks of heart disease, stroke and other problems.
Find out what your numbers say about your heart disease risk and how to lower them.

6. Fasting Glucose

When your body can’t make insulin or respond well to it, glucose builds up in the blood, damaging blood vessels and nerves.
Find out what your fasting glucose level says about your risk for heart disease and stroke.

SOURCE: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2017/01/heart-health-do-you-know-your-numbers/


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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our patients, employees and family are our top priority at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

We ask you to not visit any of our locations if you have symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing and possible shortness of breath.

Please cancel your appointment and re-schedule once you are feeling better and are no longer suffering with symptoms.

Only non-symptomatic patients will be seen. No exceptions.

Accompanying family members – including children – are asked to remain in the waiting area and will not be allowed to enter the exam rooms.

During this time of high concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness. Please be advised that we are carefully following recommendations from both the CDC and WHO and are here to help guide you through this time if needed.

Some steps we are taking to keeping safe:

  1. We know how important cleanliness is and always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. To further offer you peace of mind, we have increased the frequency of the cleaning of our office.
  2. Rest assured that hand washing is strictly followed. Hand sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a country with high rates of the coronavirus or have been on a cruise, please reschedule your visit for at least 14 days from your return date. We will gladly accommodate your needs to reschedule. At that time, a telehealth interface can be arranged if necessary.

Find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and feel free to reach out with questions.

- Your team at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

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