Treating Hypertension, Cholesterol Demands a Big-Picture Look at CVD

Treating Hypertension, Cholesterol Demands a Big-Picture Look at CVD

Research suggests that its best to consider your overall cardiovascular disease risks before starting treatment for individual risk factors.

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you may find yourself focused on getting those numbers down into the healthy ranges. And while that’s an appropriate response, your treatment plan for hypertension or high cholesterol should take into consideration all the risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). That means paying attention to your blood glucose levels, weight, physical activity level, smoking, alcohol use, and even stress.

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