hands holding a red heart

sanguine health check services


There are a number of excuses that we may use to avoid health checks on a regular basis. Some examples are that we are too young and healthy to need such medical examinations, too scared that something might actually be wrong with us or that we are just too busy. But whatever the excuse, research shows that going for check-ups can actually save lives, both young and old. We should always have an exact notion of our cardiovascular health and learn as much about it as possible. We must know about any risk factors to which we are exposed, such as having high cholesterol, hypertension or being overweight or obese. Here at Sanguine Spa Health & Beauty, you are sure to have a proper health check on the following:

Image description


BLOOD PRESSURE

 

The heart is a muscle about the size of your fist. It pumps blood around your body and needs a certain amount of pressure to do so. The blood is carried away from the heart in a network of tubes called arteries.


Ideally, we should all have a blood pressure below 120 over 80 (120/80). This is the ideal blood pressure for people wishing to have good health. At this level, we have a much lower risk of heart disease or stroke.


If your blood pressure is optimal, this is great news. By following our healthy living advice, you will be able to keep it this way. If your blood pressure is above 120/80mmHg, you will need to lower it.

Image description


CHOLESTEROL


Cholesterol is both our friend and foe. At normal levels, it is an essential substance for the body's normal functioning, but if its levels in the blood get too high, it becomes a silent danger that puts us at risk of a heart attack.


You may not notice if you have high cholesterol because you can’t feel it. Measuring your blood cholesterol involves a simple blood test that will help you to monitor it and encourage you to cultivate a healthy lifestyle.

Image description


WEIGHT MANAGEMENT


Your Body Mass Index (BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women) is a good measurement that the body requires for monitoring and cultivating healthy eating habits and activities that will help you to keep fit.


By getting the right health diagnostic services, keeping fit, eating well and treating your body, you are taking steps that increase your chances of living a longer, healthier life.


Your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices (i.e. what you eat, how active you are, whether you smoke) and other important factors impact what and how often you need healthcare.