Sagicor in collaboration with the Healthy Caribbean Coalition has produced the Know Your Numbers Health and Wellness Campaign video series which can be viewed below. Stay tuned every Thursday to learn more!
Welcome to our Know Your Numbers series! Our resident nurse Rosanna Springer introduces the series by highlighting why it is important for us to Know Our Numbers.
Your doctor takes your blood pressure when you visit, or you sometimes take it yourself at home. But do you know what the numbers really mean? Dr. Khatija Mangera explains what the numbers mean and what they should be to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
When and how should you take your blood pressure correctly? Dr. Khatija Mangera demonstrates with Nurse Rosanna Springer and shares some steps you should take and some items you shouldn’t consume before taking your blood pressure.
In this video, Dr. Joseph Herbert highlights the impact your cholesterol has on all your risks factors, namely heart disease and stroke. Watch as he explains why cholesterol should be taken seriously as it can lead to a number of other medical conditions.
Have you ever heard about good cholesterol or only bad cholesterol? What would contribute to good cholesterol? Dr. Joseph Herbert provides a comprehensive explanation of both and explains how they work.
Blood sugar and HbA1C. Dr. Diane Brathwaite explains factors that affect your blood sugar and provides advice on the importance of knowing your levels throughout the day. Listen to hear about some activities that may impact these readings.
Taking blood sugar readings is something unique to each individual. Dr. Diane Brathwaite explains how the frequency relates to your personal medical condition. Watch as she shares some expert advice on taking blood sugar readings.
Do you know what your Body Mass Index (BMI) is or how it’s calculated? Join Dr. Kia Lewis in this video as she explains these two areas and also learn what the healthy and unhealthy ranges are with regards to BMI.
More videos coming every Thursday so please come back next week!