HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

High Blood Pressure is also known as hypertension and that is exactly what the word means: hyper= high and tension= pressure. The condition has been called the silent killer because it does not have any signs or symptoms that are obvious, and it can be found ...

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WAYS TO LOWER YOUR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Your arteries are like pipes that carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, occurs when your blood moves through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal. One in every three adult Americans or about ...

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WHAT IS HIGH CHOLESTEROL?

Cholesterol is a fatty, waxy substance manufactured in your liver. It is an important substance in your body’s cell membranes. Cholesterol plays a part in the formation of certain hormones like estrogen and testosterone. You body also uses it to form the digestive acids that break ...

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FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT CHOLESTEROL

There are 88 milligrams of cholesterol in a fried chicken drumstick from Kentucky Fried Chicken. 75% of the cholesterol in your blood is made by the liver and other cells in your body. 37 million American adults have cholesterol levels in the high risk range over 240. The foods you consume ...

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THE THREE KINDS OF CHOLESTEROL

Cholesterol is a waxy substance your body uses to protect nerves, make cell tissues and produce certain hormones. All the cholesterol your body needs is made by your liver. Cholesterol in the food you eat (such as eggs, meats and dairy products) is extra, ...

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