High Cholesterol

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has high cholesterol. High cholesterol puts you at the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are the leading cause of deaths in United States. It has no warning signs or symptoms, so the only way know if you have it is to get your cholesterol checked.

Preventing high cholesterol

  • Make healthy eating choices
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get regular physical activity
  • Quit smoking
  • Limit alcohol

Cardiovascular/Heart Diseases:

Cardiovascular diseases are the disorders of the heart and blood vessels. It is the number one cause of death globally. More than 75 % of CVD deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes. Tobacco smoking, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and the harmful use of alcohol are the factors that trigger this disease.


Stroke happens when the blood vessels that feed the brain gets blocked or bursts. This makes the part of the brain and body unable to work. 140,000, which is 1 out of 20 Americans, die of stroke each year. Stroke risk increases with age, but it can occur at any age. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and diabetes are the leading cause/risk factors for stroke.

A way to recognize a stroke is F.A.S.T= Face Dropping. Arm Weakness. Speech Difficulty. Time to call 911.

Stroke can be prevented by making a healthy lifestyle choices like:

  • Healthy diet
  • Health weight
  • Physical activity
  • No smoking
  • Limit alcohol