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1. Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline
Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. Being overweight also can cause disrupted breathing while you sleep (sleep apnea), which further raises your blood pressure.
Weight loss is one of the most effective lifestyle changes for controlling blood pressure. Losing just 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) can help reduce your blood pressure.
Besides shedding pounds, you generally should also keep an eye on your waistline. Carrying too much weight around your waist can put you at greater risk of high blood pressure.
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high.If you have high blood pressure, you are not alone
Learn about checking your blood pressure numbers and what they mean.
High blood pressure is a “silent killer”
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It's National Cholesterol Education Month, a campaign to raise awareness about the risks of high cholesterol among the public organized each year by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with a variety of other supporters and like-minded organizations.
"Seventy-one million American adults have high cholesterol, but only one-third of them have the condition under control," the CDC declares on its National Cholesterol Education Month website. September's month-long focus on cholesterol education, then, is "a good time to resolve to get your cholesterol screened."
"High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States," the agency stated in last year's National Cholesterol Education Month press statement. "High cholesterol is asymptomatic; therefore, blood cholesterol screening is the only way to know one's risk."
Cholesterol Education Tools, Tips & Resources
Given the importance, then, of cholesterol education in everyone's overall health, we'd like to spread the word among not only consumers but also physicians and practitioners about the importance of promoting cholesterol awareness this month (and throughout the year). With that in mind, we offer a few cholesterol resources and informational guides, from the CDC and other sources, to help promote cholesterol awareness among your patients, colleagues, friends and family.
Cholesterol Education Fact Sheets & InfographicsThe CDC offers a host of cholesterol education tools and resources, such as:
Cholesterol Education: Related ProgramsThe CDC also leverages Cholesterol Education Month to promote its Million Hearts® initiative — "a national effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017, by bringing together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private sector partners." Cholesterol awareness and management is critical to this initiative.
The CDC's National Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention program also supports cholesterol awareness, in the form of "evidence-based practices in community and clinical settings, specifically highlighting cholesterol control within communities."
Cholesterol Education Month: Additional Facts & InformationSometimes, the simple facts are the most powerful. "Fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and clean cooking without lots of added oils and salt can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent or even reverse heart disease, combat diabetes, curb cancer risks, reduce inflammation and, in doing all that, trim your waistline and give you more energy," as the Toronto Star states, reminding us of the basic importance of dietary habits and food intake not only for cholesterol management, but healthiness and longevity in general.
And throughout its materials on high cholesterol and heart health, the CDC emphasizes high-level tips and resources central to cholesterol awareness and education. "The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends regular cholesterol screening for men aged =35 years, women aged =45 years, and men aged 20–35 years and women aged 20–45 years who are at an increased risk for coronary heart disease," the agency has noted. "The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children have their cholesterol levels measured at ages 9–11 years and again at ages 17–21 years."
"Lowering high cholesterol or maintaining a healthy cholesterol level can reduce the risk for heart attack or stroke," the CDC concludes. "Health behaviors such as engaging in physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, following a heart-healthy diet, and using medication can all contribute to the maintenance of a healthy cholesterol level and decreased risk for heart attack or stroke."
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