Navigation Links
Pharmacists May Help Patients Prevent and Detect Heart Disease
Date:9/8/2010

n affect cholesterol levels. These are things you can do something about:

  • Diet - Saturated fat and cholesterol in the food you eat make your blood cholesterol level go up. Saturated fat is the main culprit, but cholesterol in foods also matters. Reducing the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol in your diet helps lower your blood cholesterol level.
  • Weight - Being overweight is a risk factor for heart disease. It also tends to increase your cholesterol. Losing weight can help lower your LDL and total cholesterol levels, as well as raise your HDL and lower your triglyceride levels.
  • Physical Activity - Not being physically active is a risk factor for heart disease. Regular physical activity can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels. It also helps you lose weight. You should try to be physically active for 30 minutes on most, if not all, days.

  • Things you cannot do anything about also can affect cholesterol levels. These include:

  • Age and Gender - As women and men get older, their cholesterol levels rise. Before the age of menopause, women have lower total cholesterol levels than men of the same age. After the age of menopause, women's LDL levels tend to rise.
  • Heredity - Your genes partly determine how much cholesterol your body makes. High blood cholesterol can run in families.

  • Many pharmacists now offer screenings, consultations and detection services to improve the public's overall health, help manage diseases and chronic conditions and ensure a patient is getting the most from the medications he/she is taking.

    Examples of services pharmacists may provide include:

  • Comprehensive medication reviews or "medication check-ups"
  • Complex medication management services or "pharmacotherapy consults"
  • Monitoring and management of diseases and conditions
  • Disease education, coaching and support services
  • '/>"/>
    SOURCE American Pharmacists Association
    Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
    All rights reserved

    Page: 1 2 3

    Related medicine technology :

    1. Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in America (NAPPSA) Announces Prime Vendor Agreement with H. D. Smith
    2. Homeopathic Pharmacists Association Highlights the Extraordinary Safety Record of Homeopathic Medicines
    3. Thomson Reuters Launches Pharmacy Intervention Solution for Hospital Pharmacists
    4. Confusion Over Homeopathic Medicines in Alexa Ray Joels Hospitalization Clarified by the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP)
    5. New Caldolor(R) (ibuprofen) Injection Data to Be Presented at 44th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Meeting
    6. Health Robotics to Unveil TPNstation(TM) at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists on December 7th
    7. Pharmacists Work with Congress to Address PBM Abuses
    8. Pharmacists Report Patients do not Treat Cold and Flu Symptoms Early Enough, New Survey Shows
    9. Confusion over Influenzinum Clarified by the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP)
    10. National Pharmacy Technician Day: Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Recognizes Pharmacy Technicians During Octobers American Pharmacists Month
    11. CVS Caremark Celebrates Outstanding Pharmacy Care to Patients During American Pharmacists Month in October
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:7/10/2014)... Utah , July 10, 2014  BC Technical, ... and MiE America , Inc., a leading provider ... entered into a long-term agreement naming BC Technical as ... US. MiE and BC Technical announced ... agreement to establish BC Technical as the service and ...
    (Date:7/10/2014)...   LabStyle Innovations Corp . (OTCQB:DRIO), developer of ... appointment of Professor Richard B. Stone ... Directors. Prof. Stone brings over forty-five ... as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist public, company officer ... He currently serves on the board of directors ...
    (Date:1/15/2014)... DALLAS , Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChinaMarketResearchReports.com ... to its store . (Photo: ... consumption upgrade and policy support, China,s ... the years, with total market size rising from 3.28 ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 3LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 4Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 2Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 3
    ... selected by the Texas Hospital Association as an endorsed ... comes following a rigorous evaluation by THA and its ... is given to companies delivering leading-edge products and services ... is only granted to those companies that have met ...
    ... Inc., a biomedical device company based in Santa Rosa, ... for its spinal vertebral compression fracture (VCF) technology.  The ... allowed and twelve additional patent applications pending in the ... spinal therapies and devices.   The company ...
    Cached Medicine Technology:CredenceHealth the Preferred Solution for Clinical Surveillance in TX, OK 2Osseon Receives Second Patent Allowance for Minimally Invasive Vertebral Compression Fracture Treatment Devices 2
    (Date:7/13/2014)... Advanced boilers are preferred over conventional boilers ... fuels, produce high-capacity power, emit fewer pollutants, and ... and climate change concerns, many countries have implemented ... and pollutants coming from fossilfuel-based power plants.North America ... boilers market., The global power rental market is ...
    (Date:7/13/2014)... (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 A Massachusetts ... to the cancer risks associated with power morcellators ( ... their story to federal regulators, as they presented poignant ... Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel meeting convened ... According to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Dr. Hooman ...
    (Date:7/13/2014)... July 13, 2014 The federal court ... ) filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc. ... which is expected to get underway next month. According ... U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia on ... on August 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. July selection ...
    (Date:7/13/2014)... (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Fadhits.com is ... sexy prom dresses are extremely beautiful. Recently, the company ... dresses for 2014. What’s more, all these outfits ... percent off). , Additionally, the supplier is now ... with elegant Quinceanera dresses, it has many other designs ...
    (Date:7/13/2014)... According to the Kidney Disease Solution book review recently updated ... what to do to eliminate the root cause of ... review that readers can easily learn what foods to avoid ... Vkool also informs in its Kidney Disease Solution review that ... naturally. The book consists of a collection of natural remedies ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North America Advanced Boilers Market is Expected to Reach $518.7billion by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Advanced Boilers Market is Expected to Reach $518.7billion by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:Couple Who Brought Attention to Morcellator Cancer Risks Testify on Second Day of FDA Advisory Panel Meeting, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Couple Who Brought Attention to Morcellator Cancer Risks Testify on Second Day of FDA Advisory Panel Meeting, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Couple Who Brought Attention to Morcellator Cancer Risks Testify on Second Day of FDA Advisory Panel Meeting, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Court Schedules Pretrial Conference for Second Bellwether Case, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Court Schedules Pretrial Conference for Second Bellwether Case, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Court Schedules Pretrial Conference for Second Bellwether Case, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Fadhits.com Announces a Special Offer on Elegant Quinceanera Dresses 2Health News:Kidney Disease Solution Book Review Exposes Duncan Capicchiano's Newly Updated Kidney Disease Treatment Plan – Vkool.com 2Health News:Kidney Disease Solution Book Review Exposes Duncan Capicchiano's Newly Updated Kidney Disease Treatment Plan – Vkool.com 3
    ... help GPs to speed up the diagnosis and treatment ... forms of cancer, potentially saving thousands of lives every ... ClinRisk Ltd have shown that the algorithm is successful ... cancer at an earlier stage by ,red-flagging, potentially worrying ...
    ... University today (Oct. 31) announced that it is partnering ... Massachusetts Medical School to administer a transformative $7.2 million ... workers in Liberia, an African nation with which IU ... implement the Center for Excellence in Health and Life ...
    ... FRIDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Because many adolescents with ... team has come up with a "toolkit" aimed at identifying ... "One in 10 youths have a mental health condition that ... or in the community," said Gary Blau, chief of the ...
    ... Just two extra hours of focused training significantly increased ... polyps , known as adenomas, in the colon, according ... These findings suggest that new methods to educate endoscopists, ... colorectal cancer detection rates and potentially reduce cancer ...
    ... but the effects of commuting on the health of commuters ... days is largely unknown. From a commuter,s point of view, ... job or better housing conditions, need to be weighed against ... access journal BMC Public Health shows that commuting ...
    ... , SUNDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) --,A physically active ... a new study. Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, ... damages the optic nerve. In this study, researchers looked ... 5,650 men and women aged 48 to 90 in Britain. ...
    Cached Medicine News:Health News:Computer-based tool to improve diagnosis and prognosis for cancer patients 2Health News:Computer-based tool to improve diagnosis and prognosis for cancer patients 3Health News:Computer-based tool to improve diagnosis and prognosis for cancer patients 4Health News:$7.2 million project will address a national shortage of health-care workers in Liberia 2Health News:$7.2 million project will address a national shortage of health-care workers in Liberia 3Health News:$7.2 million project will address a national shortage of health-care workers in Liberia 4Health News:$7.2 million project will address a national shortage of health-care workers in Liberia 5Health News:Experts Design 'Toolkit' to Help Spot Teens With Mental Health Issues 2Health News:Experts Design 'Toolkit' to Help Spot Teens With Mental Health Issues 3Health News:Mayo Clinic: Short training course significantly improves detection of precancerous polyps 2Health News:Mayo Clinic: Short training course significantly improves detection of precancerous polyps 3Health News:Commuting - bad for your health? 2Health News:Glaucoma Experts Eye Benefits of Exercise 2
    ... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
    ... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
    ... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
    ... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
    Medicine Products: