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Protect Your Heart With Six Easy Habit Changes 1

 

Most of us don’t realize the power we have to improve our health, so many of us don’t even try or give up before we really get started. But if you start living a healthier lifestyle today, just think how much healthier you’ll be a year from now, 20, or even 30 years from now
Most People Should Aim for a Cholesterol Level Below 200mg / dL. Here’s How:

Most People Should Aim for a Cholesterol Level Below 200mg / dL. Here’s How: 0

The Mayo Clinic states that most people should aim for a total cholesterol level below 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Your “bad” cholesterol, called low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, should be even lower—at 100mg/dL or less. If you’re considered to be at a high risk for heart attack or stroke, it’s time to bring your cholesterol numbers down.
Munch on These Kinds of Nuts for a Light Snack That Helps Your Heart

Munch on These Kinds of Nuts for a Light Snack That Helps Your Heart 0

According to the Mayo Clinic, tree nuts are excellent foods for improving cholesterol due to their mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids. However, nuts are high in calories, so opt for a single handful when you feel the afternoon munchies coming on.

The Symptoms of Cardiovascular Disease You Need to Know About 3

Many people don’t know they have heart disease until they have a cardiac event such as a heart attack, stroke or heart failure. It’s important to go for regular physicals, but not every exam will detect cardiac problems. That’s why it’s important to know the symptoms.

The Rare Side Effect of Statins You Need to Know About 0



It is reported that 1 in 10 people will experience some side effects while taking statins. Depending on the brand, these reported side effects may vary. You should check the label of your cholesterol-lowering medication and find the FDA required warnings to be sure.

Statins and Fatigue: Is Your Cholesterol Medication Making You Tired?

Statins and Fatigue: Is Your Cholesterol Medication Making You Tired? 0

While it’s not unusual to expect side effects from many prescription drugs, it helps to understand why these adverse reactions occur. In some cases, they can be reversed by taking action such as lifestyle changes, exercise and supplementing your diet; however, there are other statin side effects that can lead to serious long-term health issues if left untreated.