Go Red

The numbers we are talking about are more than just the 1s,2s,and 3s. That's because when it comes to heart disease, the numbers involve fats, sugars, and even the number of days you exercise.
Reno resident Katherine Woodard tells us she knows at least some of numbers. " My cholesterol tends to be on the high side. But I've always managed to keep the h-d-l the healthy part of it high, so I'm hoping to continue to do that."

Cholesterol is just one of the numbers 'go red" organizers want you to know about. Tryglycerides, Fasting Glucose, Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference, Exercise, and blood pressure are the other digits to have in mind.

At Renoun Regional Medical Center, employees today got to find out some of those numbers that put them at risk for heart attack. Some of those risks can be controlled, through things like diet and exercise. But there are other risk factors that can't be controlled like a family history. Unlike some cancers you can get your risk for heart disease from either side of the family.Dr. Michael Bloch from St. Mary's Risk Reduction Center as well as a professor with the University of Nevada School of Medicine says to this day his female patient's still believe heart disease is only for men. "I think the misconception is still that it is a man's disease that men are at risk of heart attack and stroke and sure there were some men in my who have problems with heart disease but that's not going to happen to me because I'm a woman. And the numbers say otherwise the numbers say women just as likely as men to have have heart attacks. In fact more women have heart attacks than men in this country. "

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