Take your pain medicine as prescribed, and remember that there is often a delay before pain medication starts to work. Don’t wait for your pain to be intolerable; take it when you start getting uncomfortable. Keep your doctor informed of your pain and medication levels.
Being overweight or obese increases your risk for stroke and heart disease. To identify whether your weight is in a healthy range, use your height and weight to calculate your body mass index (BMI) on the CDC’s website.