Having Identified Your Numbers What to do about them

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HAVING IDENTIFIED YOUR NUMBERS: WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM

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Having identified your numbers: What to do about them?

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Based on your numbers and risk factors, your doctor will prescribe the right medication for you, this could be one or more. Take a quick look on the different treatment options: 1

·         Statins: Slow down cholesterol production and remove its buildup from the arteries. Also, proven to lower the chance of a “cardiovascular event”. 1, 2

·         Niacin: Lowers LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol.2

·         Bile acid resin drugs or bile acid sequestrants: Binds to bile acids so the body gets rid of them. Bile acids are made by the liver using cholesterol. The body uses excess cholesterol to make more bile acids. This process lowers your LDL cholesterol level.1, 2

·         Cholesterol absorption inhibitors: Often prescribed in combination with a statin. They reduce the amount of cholesterol absorbed by the intestine.1

·         Fibrates: Cut down triglycerides and can also boost your “good” HDL cholesterol. 2

Cholesterol medications might decrease "bad" cholesterol, decrease triglycerides and boost "good" cholesterol.3

Even though you might take medicines regularly to lower cholesterol, still you need to carry on with lifestyle changes. 

Even though you might take medicines regularly to lower cholesterol, still you need to carry on with lifestyle changes.3