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National Wear Red Day

Are you seeing red today? We are! Lexington Medical Center employees gathered for a group photo inside the hospital today for #NationalWearRedDay. We want our community to “Just Say Know” to heart disease by learning about risk factors.

Risk factors make you more likely to develop a disease. They can also increase the chances that a disease will get worse. The good news is that 80 percent of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented and treated if you learn about your risks and take action to control them.

Risk Factors You Can’t Control
*Age 45 or older (men), age 55 or older (women)
*Family history of early heart disease. If your father or brother had a heart attack before age 45, or if your mother or sister had a heart attack before age 55, you are more likely to develop heart disease.
*History of preeclampsia during pregnancy

Risk Factors You Can Control
*High blood pressure
*High blood cholesterol
*Diabetes and prediabetes
*Being overweight or obese
*Being physically inactive
*Eating an unhealthy diet

Other Risk Factors For Women
*Sleep apnea
*Too much alcohol
*Birth control pills (especially for women over 35 who smoke)

For more information, visit LexMed.com/Know


From Size 24 to Size 6: Losing Weight at the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center

Ann Bryson-Eldridge has renewed energy after losing more than 125 pounds with bariatric surgery at the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center. She went from a size 24 to a size 6. More confident and comfortable in her own skin, she’s focused on eating healthy and maintaining her slim frame for the long-term.

Her success is inspiring. Learn more about her story in the video below.


For more information on bariatric surgery at the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, visit SCObesity.com

Weighing your Weight-Loss Surgery Options

Obesity is an epidemic in South Carolina and around the nation. One of the options to consider for losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle is weight loss surgery. In the video below, Dr. Gray Hughes of the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center at Lexington Medical Center talks about patients who can benefit from weight loss surgery.

For more information, visit SCObesity.com