Viewing posts tagged hearthealthRoniece Weaver, MS, RD, LD But what is blood pressure? Its something everyone has and it’s something that we can’t do without. As blood is pumped through your body's arteries, it creates force against the inside walls of your blood vessels. The amount of blood the heart pumps and the resistance of the arteries determines your blood pressure. A "silent killer," ………..High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but yet it can lead to serious and even life-threatening problems if left untreated. The good news is that there are ways to manage hypertension. David Pryor, MD Lower Your Cholesterol And Reduce Your Risk For Heart Disease! African American Women, Heart Disease, and High Cholesterol Death rates from heart disease are higher for African Americans than for Whites and heart disease is the leading cause of death for African American women. By living a healthy lifestyle, you can significantly reduce your likelihood of developing heart disease. Monitoring (and reducing if necessary) your cholesterol is an extremely important part of “living healthy.” A large body of research has shown that elevated blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for the development of heart disease.
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