September Is National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, aimed at reducing cholesterol intake among Americans and educating the public.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, too much cholesterol in your diet can lead to heart disease and stroke, which are the two leading causes of death in the United States. An abundance of cholesterol, which is a waxy, fat-like product, in your blood can lead to blocked arteries and increase your risk for heart failure.

The CDC reports that 71 million Americans have high cholesterol, but only one-third seek medical assistance for their conditions or attempt to control it. In order to prevent cholesterol buildup, the CDC recommends getting a health screening, including blood testing. The agency also recommends:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Not smoking

People who suffer from heart disease can collect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) if they can show documented medical complications, including surgeries, stress test results and any imaging results. People who take medications for chest pain or to lower cholesterol levels are more likely to qualify for SSDI benefits than those people who do not.

If you have suffered a heart attack or suffer from congestive heart failure, you may be entitled to SSDI benefits. We offer free consultations, and you may reach us by phone at (918) 265-1404. Contact us today to learn more about your rights.

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