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Reduce Your Risk for AMD & Heart Disease

February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month.

Some of the same things that put you at risk for heart disease and stroke also put you at risk for AMD.  These include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Smoking

The good news is that you can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol to reduce your risk of heart disease and AMD by:

  • Consult a doctor; follow their instructions and stay on your medications.
  • Eat a healthy diet that is low in salt; low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol; and full of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Take a brisk 10-minute walk, 3 times a day, 5 days a week.
  • Don’t smoke and if you do smoke…quit!!!

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