Reducing Cholesterol with Prescriptions

If your last doctor’s appointment revealed you have a problem with high cholesterol, your doctor may have suggested one of a number of statins – a prescription drug that reduces the cholesterol in a person’s body. Statins block a cholesterol-producing enzyme in the liver, thereby lowering the amount of a person’s “bad cholesterol.” These drugs are prescribed for people at risk of cardiovascular disease and usually take effect within six weeks.

Elevated cholesterol has many contributing factors, including a poor diet, lack of exercise, genetics and smoking. Left untreated, too much “bad cholesterol” can build up in a person’s arteries and harden into plaques…  (American Health Advantage)

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