Why Get A Wellness Check-Up?
Staying informed and understanding your numbers is crucial to see whether or not you are at risk for a number of chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, as well as potentially deadly cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke.
What Exactly is a Wellness Check-Up?
Simply put a wellness visit at AFC Urgent Norwalk is a general health check that includes:
- Blood pressure which will indicate whether yours is low, normal, or high
- Blood cholesterol levels which is comprised of triglycerides, LDL, and HDL levels. Keeping them in balance is crucial for preventing cardiovascular disorders such as heart disease and stroke
- Blood sugar which measures the amount of sugar or glucose in your blood to help see if you have diabetes or prediabetes, a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal
- Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. BMI can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.