10 ways to lower your cholesterol and blood pressure
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly “1 in 2 U.S. adults (116 million people) have high blood pressure” and “about 3 in 4 of people with high blood pressure (hypertension) don't have it under control.”
- Coronary artery disease, such as heart attach
- Retinopathy (eye damage)
- Nephropathy (kidney damage)
- Heart failure
What you eat really can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure levels. It just takes a couple of easy switches and food substitutions to make a big difference in your cholesterol levels. Try these ten tips recommended by the American Heart Association*.
Firelands Cholesterol Clinic
If you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol and are interested in learning more about this disease, how to effectively treat it and possible alternative treatments, download the Cholesterol Clinic Referral Form at the Firelands Cholesterol Clinic webpage.
The clinic staff consists of clinical pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and a registered nurse with specialized cardiac care training. Any patient with a high cholesterol diagnosis may enroll in the cholesterol clinic with a physician referral from a physician that you plan to continue to visit at least once a year.
The cholesterol clinic is conveniently located on the second floor of the Firelands Regional Medical Center main campus, 1221 Hayes Ave., Suite B. For more information, visit: https://www.firelands.com/care-treatment/health-clinics/cholesterol-clinic/