Friday, September 13, 2013

How to lower cholesterol levels if your lifestyle changes don't work?

If you live a healthy lifestyle (healthy diet, weight reduction, regular physical activity, smoking cessation and limit alcohol consumption) and your levels of blood cholesterol are still not optimal than your doctor will prescribe you the appropriate medication. The most effective drugs are statins, which are the first choice for the treatment of elevated levels of cholesterol and fats in the blood.

By regularly taking statins, you can reduce nearly 60% of the cholesterol in the blood, especially of highly harmful LDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol levels on the other hand at the same time increase by 5 to 15%.

Statins are safe and tested product as millions of patients are taking statins for more than 20 years. It was also made ​​them very much extensive research, which confirmed their safety and effectiveness in patients who were treated continuously for 10 years or more.

Independent of the reduction in blood cholesterol statins improve the flexibility of blood vessels, inhibit activation and tear of atherosclerotic plaque, have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and regulate blood clotting. All of this brings many positive results. Studies have shown that statins reduce the overall mortality and morbidity due to cardiovascular complications (myocardial infarction, stroke ...).

So if you have increased cholesterol levels and you can't do anything about it by yourself than it might be a good idea to talk to your personal doctor. He will suggest you action to lower you cholesterol levels.

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