Any discussion of heart disease and its risk factors is often joined by a discussion of cholesterol. Last week we talked about the basics of what cholesterol is and how it is measured . This week let’s talk about what we can do to improve our cholesterol numbers and lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Just because we have MS doesn’t mean that we are immune to developing other serious diseases.
In heart disease, there are two types of risk factors — those you can’t change (age, sex, and family history of early onset heart disease) and those you can (smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, being overweight/obesity, physical inactivity, and diabetes- type II). High cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) which can then lead to heart attack or stroke when plaque in the artery breaks loose.
Factors that increase LDL
The three main contributors to high LDL ( low dens...
Generic Name: MULTIVITAMINS (INCLUDES PRENATAL VITAMINS) -
ORAL Therapeutic-M Oral Overdose
Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a
leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. If overdose is suspected,
contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US
residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian
residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of
overdose may include: stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Therapeutic-M Oral Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it
is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual
dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Therapeutic-M Oral Notes
If your doctor has prescribed this medication, do not
share it with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., complete blood
count, vitamin B12 levels) may be performed per...
Elective or therapeutic abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy.
Therapeutic abortion; Elective abortion
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Elective abortions are those initiated by personal choice. Roughly 20% of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in elective abortion. It has been reported that since abortion was legalized in 1973 through 2002, over 42 million legal abortions have been performed.
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