A puppy in the pet shop window who tugs at your heartstrings, the first relationship that left you heartbroken—it’s tough to shield your heart from everything life has in store. But when it comes to keeping your heart healthy and preventing heart disease, protection is crucial.
Bone loss, breast cancer—these and other health issues affecting scores of women get a lot of deserved attention and inspire health changes that can go a long way in preventing them from becoming part of your future.
While you can’t control some risk factors for high cholesterol, like family history and gender, you can seize these opportunities to make a positive impact on unhealthy levels.
Keeping your blood pressure under control is one of the most important health commitments you can make. But unlike other health concerns, which announce themselves with symptoms you can easily detect on your own, high blood pressure (hypertension) can fly under your radar until damage is done.