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10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor



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  • What is my risk for heart disease?

  • What is my blood pressure? What does it mean for me, and what do I need to do about it?

  • What are my cholesterol numbers? (These include total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides, a type of fat found in the blood and food.) What do they mean for me, and what do I need to do about them?

  • What are my “body mass index” and waist measurement? Do they mean that I need to lose weight for my Health?

  • What is my blood sugar level, and does it mean I’m at risk for diabetes? If so, what do I need to do about it?

  • What other screening tests for heart disease do I need?

  • What can you do to help me quit smoking?

  • How much physical activity do I need to help protect my heart?

  • What is a heart Healthy eating plan for me?

  • How can I tell if I may be having a heart attack? If I think I’m having one, what should I do?
Getting answers to these questions will give you vital information about your heart Health and what you can do to improve it. You may want to bring this list to your doctor’s office.

Courtesy of www.heartcaring.com and CHW Memorial and Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield

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