“Knowing your numbers is an important part of keeping
your heart healthy. Checking your blood pressure,
cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels on a regular…”.1

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What may the Know Your Numbers Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Key Health Measures
  • Know Your Health Numbers
  • Know Your Numbers
  • Know Your Risks, Know Your Numbers

Numbers

What numbers do women (and men) need to know?

In Know Your Numbers They Could Just Save Your Life the (United States) Go Red for Women elaborate on:

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure, which is why knowing your risk is critical to preventing cardiovascular disease. And knowing your risk starts with knowing your numbers.

Talk to your healthcare provider today to learn about your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and BMI (Body Mass Index). Your heart depends on it”.2

Menopause

Know Your NumbersWhat is the association between menopause and cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke)?

In What Is Menopause: The Menopause Transition – Postmenopause: Heart Disease the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health note:

“Before menopause, women have a lower risk of heart disease than men. However, as women age and their oestrogen levels fall, their risk of cardiovascular disease increases. Heart disease is one of the leading cause of death for Australian women. Heart disease also claims three times as many lives as breast cancer”.3

Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Is there an association between prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and CVD?

In Know Your Numbers the American Heart Association (AHA) elaborate on:

“People with prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar. They are also likely to be overweight or obese. All of these factors increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other serious health complications”.4

Protect Your Heart

How can women (and men) protect their hearts?

In What Is Cardiovascular Disease? What Can You Do To Lower Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease? Know Your Numbers the World Heart Federation elaborate on:

“Knowing your numbers is an important part of keeping your heart healthy. Checking your blood pressure, cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels on a regular basis is important to help determine and control your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

  • Know Your Blood Pressure…
  • Know Your Cholesterol…
  • Know Your Blood Sugar…”.5

Know Your Numbers

The Power of Knowing Your Numbers

What is The Power of Knowing Your Numbers?

In Know Your Numbers the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health elaborate on:

“Knowing the numbers of key health measures can help you to know if you need to make some changes for the benefit of your current and future health”.6

Regular Checkups

Even if I feel fine, should I still see my health care provider for regular checkups?

Yes. In Health Screenings for Women Ages 40 To 64: Information the (United States) MedlinePlus note:

“Even if you feel fine, you should still see your provider for regular checkups. These visits can help you avoid problems in the future. For example, the only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked regularly. High blood sugar and high cholesterol levels also may not have any symptoms in the early stages. A simple blood test can check for these conditions”.7

Health Care Provider

What if I would like to know my numbers?

If you would like to know your numbers, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.

In Heart Disease Prevention: Know Your Heart Disease Numbers the [United States] Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, encourage us to:

“Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol (total, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides) and blood sugar levels. Under the Affordable Care Act, most insurance plans must cover these tests at no cost to you. These tests will give you important information about your heart health. Your doctor can tell you what your numbers mean and what you need to do to protect your heart”.8

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  1. What Is Cardiovascular Disease? What Can You Do To Lower Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease? Know Your Numbers. World Heart Federation https://world-heart-federation.org/what-is-cvd/ Accessed: 29 September 2022
  2. Know Your Numbers They Could Just Save Your Life. Go Red for Women https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/know-your-risk/know-your-numbers Accessed: 29 September 2022
  3. What Is Menopause: The Menopause Transition – Postmenopause: Heart Disease. Last Updated: 08 September 2022 | Last Reviewed: 19 August 2022. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/menopause/health-after-menopause Accessed: 29 September 2022
  4. Know Your Numbers. Last Reviewed: 06 May 2021. American Heart Association https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/diabetes/prevention–treatment-of-diabetes/know-your-health-numbers Accessed: 29 September 2022
  5. What Is Cardiovascular Disease? What Can You Do To Lower Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease? Know Your Numbers. World Heart Federation https://world-heart-federation.org/what-is-cvd/ Accessed: 29 September 2022
  6. Know Your Numbers. Last Updated: 15 January 2020 | Last Reviewed 11 October 2018. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/health-checks/know-your-numbers Accessed: 29 September 2022
  7. Health Screenings for Women Ages 40 To 64: Information. Review Date: 19 April 2020. MedlinePlus https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007467.htm Accessed: 29 September 2022
  8. Heart Disease Prevention: Know Your Heart Disease Numbers. Page Last Updated: 17 February 2021. Office on Women’s Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Womenshealth.gov https://www.womenshealth.gov/heart-disease-and-stroke/heart-disease/heart-disease-prevention Accessed: 29 September 2022
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