Heart Myth or Fact #19: Extra weight is just more to love

MYTH

It’s important to be comfortable with your body. There’s no “perfect weight” or “perfect figure” that everyone should strive for. However, there is a healthy weight for you. Being over your personal healthy weight increases your risk for heart disease. Your physician can tell you an ideal healthy weight range for you to shoot for.

High blood pressure and diabetes can stem from being obese. Losing weight can reduce or eliminate those risks. Kathy Magliato, heart surgeon at St. John’s in Santa Monica, says that if a women is currently taking 4 blood pressure medications but then loses 100 pounds, it’s possible for that women to completely stop taking medications.

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Information for this post was found via USA Today.

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Sherman Health has provided medical care to Northern IL since 1888, and is currently home to a network of over 600 physicians. The Sherman blogs are edited by me, Luke. Questions? Comments? Links? Email address is luke at shermanhealth dot com.
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