Know Your Core 4!

Men and women of all ages should see their primary care physicians annually to help them reduce the risk of developing serious health illnesses and issues by having these four routine evaluations Harbin Clinic calls the Core Four.

Blood pressure measures the force of blood pumping through your blood vessels, giving your body the energy and oxygen it needs. High blood pressure can increase risks for various health issues like kidney damage, vision loss and dementia.

A blood glucose test measures the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood. Glucose is one of the main sources of energy for cells, but having too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious illnesses like diabetes.

A cholesterol test measures the cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood, to determine your risk for plaque buildup in your arteries. High cholesterol doesn’t have recognizable symptoms but it’s a significant risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for overall good health. It can also help you prevent and control many health conditions and illnesses.

Harbin Clinic cares completely about the health and well-being of all of our patients across Northwest Georgia. Want to know your core four numbers? Make an appointment with a Harbin Clinic physician, at 888.427.2461.