Tests and Screenings
The HSF strongly recommends regular health checkups. Early detection is essential to help reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke. The HSF encourages all South Africans to “know your numbers”, by measuring blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose and body mass index (BMI). Knowing these vital statistics could be the early warnings you need to know if your health is at risk. High blood pressure, high ‘bad’ cholesterol, and high blood sugar levels can all indicate that you are in danger of suffering from a cardiovascular disease.