It's National Cholesterol Awareness Month
Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found in your blood and in the cells in your body. Your body needs cholesterol to function, but too much cholesterol in the blood puts you at a high risk for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), stroke and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Exercising, quitting smoking, and eating a heart-healthy diet can help keep your cholesterol under control. You can also use these tools to learn your risk and keep yourself on track:
- Having high cholesterol puts you at greater risk for developing heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Log In and visit the Healthwise Learning Center to learn if you are at risk for a heart attack.
- Print HAP's cholesterol goals activity sheet to take to your next doctor's appointment. Work together to create a healthy action plan
- Log In and visit the Healthwise Knowledgebase to test your knowledge and get the facts about cholesterol.