When you’re diagnosed with high cholesterol, your doctor can be an important source of information about how to reach your cholesterol and heart-health goals. While it’s up to you to take action, healthcare professionals can help you manage your heart disease risks, advise you about necessary lifestyle changes, and propose medication and other interventions.
A sharp pain, high fever or itchy rash are all signs you might need to see a doctor. But what if there are NO symptoms telling you something is wrong? Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer, reveals 5 “silent” health threats on The Doctors.
Are heart attack warning signs different for men and women? Is it a strain, sprain or broken bone? Can you take expired meds? On Dr. Phil, Pfizer Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., has the answers to these common health questions.
Are you doomed by bad genes? What might your family’s health history mean for you? On Dr. Phil, Pfizer Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., discusses what aspects of our health we can control, and what aspects are left to genetics.
You might “wanna rock and roll all night and party every day,” but your heart, not so much. On The Doctors, Gene Simmons, rock and roll icon and member of the band KISS, sits down with Pfizer Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., to share his heart scare with Atrial Fibrillation, or Afib, a type of irregular heartbeat.
Millions of Americans have cholesterol counts high enough to increase their risk of heart disease or stroke. High cholesterol can be caused by many factors – it can even be inherited. Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., joined by Katherine Wilemon, President of The FH Foundation, visit The Doctors to discuss cholesterol and why it’s important to know your levels and risk factors – and to take steps to manage them.
Every day, your heart and blood vessels—which together make up the body’s circulatory system—pump about 10 pints of blood through your body each minute. This process carries the oxygen and nutrients your cells need to survive. In this section, you’ll find information about keeping your cardiovascular system healthy: Learn how you can help prevent heart disease, lower your risk of stroke, improve your cholesterol levels, and more.