According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 102 million Americans 20 years or older have high cholesterol and more than 35 million are at levels that put them at risk for heart disease.
As part of American Heart Month, Roxie Chisholm, a family nurse practitioner with Palmetto Health USC-Medical Group who specializes in treating chronic diseases such as high cholesterol, says the “triad of the heart,” cholesterol, in relationship with blood pressure and blood sugar, should be on everyone’s radar when it comes to personal health management.
She said, “Health begins with awareness and body comprehension. Talk to your doctor, ask questions and stay informed. Those who understand their body are more likely to commit to keeping it healthy.” Chisholm provided these cholesterol fast facts:
To learn more about educational topic being offered by Prisma Health Heart Hospital during Heart Month, visit PalmettoHealth.org/HeartMonth.