Your Risk - Risk Assessment Tool

Please answer the questions below. *Required

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Gender is a non-modifiable risk factor. Men generally have a higher risk for developing a heart disease. However, the risk for a woman increases after a menopause. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States.

1. Gender

What is your gender?*

Advancing age is major risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease for both men and women. Women tend to be 10 years older than men when they have a heart attack.

2. Age

What is your age?*

years Enter a number between 20 and 79

Smoking is a major modifiable risk factor. Smokers have more than twice the risk of developing cardiovascular disease compared to the non smokers. Second hand exposure to smoke increases your chance of developing cardiovascular disease as well.

3. Smoking

Do you smoke?*

Answer "yes" is you have smoked within the past month.

Diabetes mellitus is defined as a fasting blood glucose of 126 mg/dL or more. People with diabetes are from two to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease because both conditions share similar risk factors, such as high blood pressure, obesity, lack of physical activity.

4. Diabetes

Have you been diagnosed with diabetes?*

Answer "Yes" if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes

Normal fasting blood sugar is less than 100 mg/dL. Fasting blood sugar between 100 and 125 mg/dL is considered prediabetes and 126 mg/dL or greater is diabetes. Prediabetes and diabetes are components of metabolic syndrome.

5. Fasting Blood Sugar

Is your fasting blood sugar over 100 mg/dL?

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Based on the information you provided, you have a % chance of having a heart attack or other major heart disease in the next 10 years.

  yours optimal
Smoking :   No
Systolic blood pressure:   120 - 129 mmHg
Total cholesterol:   <200 mg/dL
HDL cholesterol:   >=
60
50
mg/dL
LDL cholesterol:   <100 mg/dL
Body Mass Index (BMI) :   <25
Overal risk : %  %

 

What can I do to lower my risk?

select the risk factor (s) to see your score changed

Your risk score goes down to % .

optimal result shows the risk score for a person of your age and gender with optimal risk factors.
Waist circumference of greater than 40 inches for men 35 inches for women
Fasting blood triglycerides greater than 150 mg/dL
Blood HDL cholesterol less than 40 mg/dL for men 50 mg/dL for women
Fasting blood glucose (blood sugar) greater than 100 mg/dL
Elevated blood pressure (130/85 mmHg or higher)

What can I do to lower my risk?

If you lose weight, lower the triglycerides level, increase you HDL ( good ) cholesterol, lower your blood sugar level, lower your blood pressure, you will reduce your risk for developing Metabolic SyndromeA cluster of abnormalities that occur together, increasing your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
 
   
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