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High Cholesterol Treatments

To many people, being diagnosed with cholesterol can be extremely distressing. However, there are various ways in which cholesterol can be controlled to avoid it from leading to a heart attack or stroke. If you're not at too high a risk of developing a serious health problem such as heart attack or stroke, you will normally be advised to exercise and follow a healthier diet.

Prescription high cholesterol treatments are normally only considered if a diet and lifestyle was unable to produce results. However, exercise and a healthy diet should always accompany prescription high cholesterol treatments. Prescription and lifestyle treatment for cholesterol aim to lower 'bad cholesterol' and also increase 'good cholesterol'.

Prescription high cholesterol treatments

Prescription medication such as such as statins, niacin or ezetimibe are mostly focused on lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels in the blood, however, the use of aspirin to prevent blood clots is not uncommon. Once you start using prescription treatment for high cholesterol, it is usually long term, and you will be required to take a tablet daily, complemented by a healthy balanced lifestyle with enough exercise.

Ezetimibe – This medication prevents cholesterol from being absorbed during the digestion process. Sometimes Ezetimibe is prescribed if side effects with statins are high or in conjunction with statins if a person's cholesterol remains elevated even after treatment.

Niacin – Niacin is a B-vitamin that has been proven to stimulate the production of HDL and can lower LDL and triglyceride levels in the blood, although it is not a preferred treatment. Aspirin - This is prescribed in a low daily dose to reduce the risk of blood clots, heart attacks and stroke because it prevents blood platelets from sticking together. It is also sometimes given to people after a heart attack or stroke to reduce their risk of experiencing further complications.

Alternative high cholesterol treatments

The first course of treatment recommended for high cholesterol is to cut down on foods high in saturated fats as well as alcohol and to attempt to become more active. Cutting down on your fat intake will reduce the amount of cholesterol introduced to your system and exercising can increase HDL (good cholesterol), which is known to lower blood cholesterol, making it less likely to build up in blood vessels.

Ordering prescription high cholesterol treatments online

Simvastatin, Lescol, and Crestor are just some of the treatments available to order from OnlineClinic. To ensure the safety of our patients, we ask that you complete a quick online consultation when you place your order. Our doctor will use the information you provide in this consultation to access whether you can safely use this medication. If the medication is right for you to take, a prescription will be issued and sent to our pharmacy, where it will be dispensed and dispatched for delivery as soon as possible.

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