What You Should Know About Target Health Numbers

November 25, 2022 - Quest - Muscular Dystrophy Association

MSU Health Care Neurology and Ophthalmology Medical Director Aid Sachdev, MD, MS

Originally published November 25, 2022 on Muscular Dystrophy Association's Quest blog

At a typical checkup, your doctor probably will discuss your “target numbers”: blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and body mass index (BMI). These measurements are considered key markers of health. People with ideal numbers in these categories are less likely to develop health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

But does living with a neuromuscular disease affect those target number? Here’s what you need to know about these common measures of general health. 

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