DR GEOFFREY CLAYTON 40 yrs
This report makes use of the following information supplied by you at the beginning.
|A personal history of coronary thrombosis||N|
|A personal history of diabetes||N|
|A personal history of angina||N|
|A parent who has died of heart trouble||N|
Your weight today is 70.00 kilograms ( 11 stones 0 lbs). Your height is 173 cms ( 5 ft 8 ins).
The maximum desirable weight for you is 69.91 kilograms ( 11 stones 0 lbs).
Your weight is just about right for a person of your height and body build.
The maximum desirable weight is a figure obtained from life assurance tables. It is the weight above which there is an effect upon life expectancy. Your best weight is probably somewhat lower than this.
Both the Maximum Desirable Weight and the Body Mass Index take account of normal indoor clothes and shoes.
A normal BMI for you would be somewhere between 20 and 24.
PEAK FLOW RATE
The peak flow rate measures the fastest speed that you can expel the air from your lungs. It gives a good indication of the efficiency of your breathing. The expected peak flow rate of someone of your age and height is 558 litres per minute. Your peak flow rate measured today is 450 litres in a minute.
This indicates that your lungs appear to be working satisfactorily but not to the fullest extent expected for someone of your age and size. Do you know of any reason why this should be so? Hay fever? Asthma? Smoking? Come back on another occasion to have another TAKEHEART HEALTH CHECK and to see whether there has been an improvement.
Carbon monoxide is one of the poisonous substances which enter your blood when you smoke and which undermines the health of your heart. Non smokers usually have less than ten parts per million in their breath.
The carbon monoxide level in your breath is 5 parts per million.
This level of carbon monoxide in your breath is normal. Congratulations! You are wise not to smoke. Smoking kills people.
Your blood pressure measured today is 130/ 85 mms of mercury.
This is generally regarded as a normal blood pressure.
Your blood cholesterol has been measured using the "Reflotron Analyser".
Your cholesterol level measured today is 5.00 mmols/l.
On this occasion your blood level is normal. Come back in a year or so to have it checked at another TAKEHEART HEALTH CHECK.
Your coronary risk factor score has been calculated as 645.
This puts you into the low risk group. Nine out of ten people in your age group are more likely to develop a heart attack in the next five years than you are yourself. This is excellent news but please don't become complacent about it. Health is valuable - look after yourself!
The Coronary Risk Factor Score was devised by Professor Shaper of the Royal Free Hospital in London. His method is based upon the study of seven thousand middle aged men in Britain. A score above 1000 represents a high risk. The scores range from about 500 for the lowest risk to about 1500 for the highest.
The score can be used to calculate the probability of a heart attack occurring during the next five years. The results have been validated for middle aged men, but for women and younger and older men extrapolation has to be used to interpret the scores.
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The British Medical Association.
The Oxford University Press 1992 ISBN 0-19 286151-4 £5.99
"The Jargon-Busters Guide to Heart Disease" Dr Duncan Dymond
Metro Publishing 1996 £6.99
Safe And Sound: The Complete Guide to First Aid and Emergency Treatment for
Children and Young Adults.
Linda Wolfe. Hodder & Stoughton 1993 £12.99
"The Lazy Man's Guide to Relaxation" by Israel Regardie.
Falcon Press 1985, 83 pages.
"The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Peale.
Cedar Books 1987, 302 pages.
"Naturally Healthy - A Vegetarian Guide" by Phillipa Arnett.
Kaye and Ward 1984.
"Nutritional Medicine" by Stephen Davies and Alan Stewart. Pan Books
"Beat Heart Disease". Dr Risteard Mulloahy
Published by the South China Printing Company 1980 126 pages
Alcohol is a risk factor for coronary heart disease. People who take an excessive amount increase their risk greatly and affect their health in other important ways as well. The difficulty is to distinguish between social drinking and problem drinking. Men who drink fewer than 21 units a week
are not usually considered to have a problem. A unit of alcohol is half a pint of beer, a glass of wine or a measure of spirits.
If your regular consumption is approaching this figure please be careful.
Stress has been associated with heart disease as it has, indeed with other diseases as well. It is a difficult idea to describe and to evaluate. It is probable that excessive stress will show itself in such things as raised cholesterol or blood pressure or extra cigarettes. It will also very often result in an increase in the level of anxiety or depression felt. A view can be formed about this by considering the replies to a number of questions. The answers that you have given to these questions suggest that you are not under undue emotional strain. Nevertheless, if you do lead a stressful style of life it would certainly be sensible to explore ways to reduce or control the stress.
In summary - thank you for coming, if you like what you have seen tell someone else about us, if not please tell us.
On behalf of the TAKEHEART HEALTH CHECK Dr and Mrs Clayton would like to wish you a very healthy 2008.
Then contact the Skin Laser Clinic now on 020 7435 7521 for your free initial consultation.
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Dr William Clayton
Skin Laser Clinic
Clinic 6, First Floor
The Royal Free Hospital
London NW3 2QG
Tel 020 7435 7521
The TAKEHEART HEALTH CHECK was devised and written by Dr G.M.Clayton, 11 Bluebell Road, Norwich NR4 7LF Tel (01603) 454314
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