Did you know?
YOU CAN GAUGE YOUR HEART’S HEALTH WITH A TAPE MEASURE
For a quick check of your heart risk, wrap a tape measure around your waist. If it measures half your height or more—say, 35 inches or greater for a 5’10” guy—your middle makes you prone to problems, Dr. Janssen says.
Fat stored in your gut—especially deep or visceral fat, the stuff surrounding your organs—secretes hormones and other compounds that boost your chances of heart disease.
ABOUT Dr JANSSEN
Dr Janssen consults at St John of God Midland Public Hospital as well as providing consultations and inpatient care at St John of God Subiaco Hospital. He also runs weekly clinics in Kalgoorlie and monthly clinics in Geraldton. He provides teaching for medical students in rural areas (Rural Medical School UWA and Notre Dame) as well as at SJG Subiaco Hospital. He is based at Western Cardiology in Joondalup.
Suite 7, Level 1, Sanori House,
Cnr Grand Boulevard & Reid Promenade
Joondalup WA 6027
St John of God Medical Clinic, Level 3, Suite 324,
25 McCourt Street
Subiaco WA 6008
St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospital Suites – 8 and 9,
Level 1, 1 Clayton St Midland
Midland WA 6056
Community Health & Development Centre,
Cnr Shenton & Milford Streets
Geraldton WA 6530
Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital,
Kalgoorlie WA 6430