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Get Your Blood Pressure Checked
Your blood pressure goes up as your weight increases.

Getting more physically active and eating healthy foods can help you lower your blood pressure and blood sugar. It can help you raise your "good" cholesterol and lower your "bad" cholesterol. It may also prevent heart and blood flow problems that can lead to heart disease and nerve damage.

If you or a loved one is planning to lose weight, here are some questions to ask your doctor:

  • What is a healthy weight for me?
  • How does my weight affect my health?
  • Am I overweight because I have a medical problem?
  • What are healthy ways to lose weight and keep it off?

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