Manage Your Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
Keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol in a healthy range is key to preventing heart disease and stroke. The first step is getting your blood pressure and cholesterol checked — your doctor can check your numbers and teach you how to check them yourself at home.
Once you know your numbers, you can make a plan to keep them in a healthy range. And the good news is that small changes in your eating habits and physical activity routine can make a big difference. Your doctor can also prescribe medicines to help control your blood pressure and cholesterol.
Learn more about blood pressure:
- Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers [PDF – 408 KB]
- High Blood Pressure [PDF – 497 KB]
- How to Manage Blood Pressure [PDF – 591 KB]
Learn more about cholesterol:
Watch: What Is Cholesterol?