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Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the human body, and despite common misconceptions Cholesterol is good for us in the right context. High cholesterol is when you have too much, which increases the risk of this fatty substance blocking blood vessels. This increases the chance of heart problems and stroke, though high cholesterol itself does not have ‘symptoms’ as such it can lead to other serious health issues. That is why medication can be incredibly beneficial at preventing heart disease in those who could be prone to it.
Cholesterol plays an important role in how our bodies function, and we all require a certain amount of good cholesterol. It is made naturally in our liver but is also found in some foods such as milk, cheese, butter and processed meats. Too much Cholesterol can lead to clogged arteries which can cause heart disease, which is the largest cause of death in the UK. Triggers of high Cholesterol include a diet high in saturated fats, smoking, suffering with diabetes, a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease, lack of exercise of obesity
High Cholesterol levels can cause many further health complications, so is best lowered and managed. High cholesterol lowering tablets are a good way for many people to do this in combination with lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and exercise.
High cholesterol itself does not have ‘symptoms’ as such but it can lead to other serious health issues. That is why medication such as Atorvastatin tablets can be incredibly beneficial at preventing heart disease in those who could be prone to it.
A number of medications can be used to treat high cholesterol, and your Doctor will likely recommend they be taken in combination with diet and exercise. A common type of medication used are called Statins, you can find out more about how statins work here.
As with all medication there is a possibility of side effects which will vary depending on the medication. You can find out more in the patient information leaflet that will come with your high cholesterol medication.
At e-Surgery our UK based prescribers can provide you with a private prescription online for your cholesterol treatment if you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol and have used it before.
Your high cholesterol treatment tablets will be sent from our UK based private pharmacy and sent via the Royal Mail to a delivery location of your choice in plain, discreet packaging.