I've been talking a lot about Diabetes and if you're putting yourself at risk or not. So, along with Diabetes, what are the identifiers of common health diseases? Medical News Today has outlined four "prediseases" to watch for, here is the second:
- Why It's Important: About one-third of Americans have prehypertension, which increases the risk of hypertension (high blood pressure) and doubles the risk of heart disease. According to the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, prehypertension especially ups the odds of heart disease among African-Americans, obese people and those with diabetes.
- How to Identify: You have prehypertension when your systolic blood pressure (the top number) is 120 to 139 or your diastolic (the bottom number) is 80 to 89.
Don't forget to check out the other three prephases of disease.
Fit's Tips: If you suspect you are at risk for any disease, you should definitely see your doctor.