Lower Your Risk of Stroke | Lower Cholesterol | Blood Thinners


May 27, 2020

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Six Ways to Lower Your Risk of Stroke

Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. The good news is that stroke can be prevented by:

  • Treating high blood pressure
  • Managing diabetes
  • Treating high cholesterol
  • Quitting smoking
  • Eating right
  • Exercising regularly

Learn more about who is at risk for a stroke.

Caregiver Health

A caregiver gives care to someone who needs help taking care of themselves. Some are informal caregivers and others are paid professionals. Caregiving can be rewarding and may involve meeting complex demands without any training or help. To meet all of the demands, you might be putting your own needs and feelings aside. There are ways you can take care of yourself as you care for someone else.

How to Lower Cholesterol with Diet

Too much cholesterol in your blood puts you at risk for coronary artery disease and other heart diseases. The treatments for high cholesterol are heart-healthy lifestyle changes and medicines. Lifestyle changes include healthy eating, weight management, and regular physical activity. Find out how you can lower your cholesterol by making healthier food choices.

Restless Legs

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) causes a powerful urge to move your legs. Your legs become uncomfortable when you are lying down or sitting. Some people describe it as a creeping, crawling, tingling, or burning sensation. Moving makes your legs feel better, but not for long, and it can make it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep. There are treatments for restless legs syndrome that can help relieve symptoms.

Blood Thinners

Blood thinners are medicines that prevent blood clots from forming. They also keep existing blood clots from getting larger. Clots in your arteries, veins, and heart can cause heart attacks, strokes, and blockages. Learn more about how blood thinners work.

Mexican Vegetable and Beef Skillet Meal

Mexican Vegetable and Beef Skillet is easy to prepare and, since it’s made in one pan, it’s easy to clean up. Try adding beans or different vegetables to change the flavors.