A balanced, healthy diet and regular exercise are extremely important when trying to manage cholesterol levels. If diet and exercise do not improve your overall cholesterol levels quick enough, intervention may be needed. Your doctor may prescribe you a statin, like . is a statin medication that can improve overall cholesterol levels in combination with a healthy diet. It is important to continue to improve your overall diet and continue regular exercise while taking as it cannot fix the issue on its own.
Even small adjustments to your diet and light exercise can dramatically improve the results of your cholesterol levels while taking this statin drug. can be prescribed in 1mg, 2mg, and 4mg doses.
Cholesterol comes from 2 different sources: your liver and food choices. This substance causes a plaque build-up that attaches itself to the cell walls of your arteries in your body. Your liver makes cholesterol to maintain cell health, which is also necessary for the production of vitamin D and certain hormones.
High-density lipoprotein or HDL is ‘good’ cholesterol. Its main goal is to carry cholesterol from body tissues to the liver where its removal takes place.
60md/dL or higher is considered “optimal” when getting blood work to test HDL levels.
Low-density lipoprotein or LDL is ‘bad’ cholesterol. It is bad because it carries cholesterol to the tissues of the body and builds up in the arteries during its transportation.
190 mg/dL or higher is a “very high” reading for LDL. In such a case, it is recommended you be put on a statin like immediately as you run a high risk of a heart attack.
What To Do
Take time to exercise. Build yourself up to 30 minutes a day, but also remember to consult your doctor before you start an exercise regimen. Try physical activities that don’t feel like a chore.
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