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Controling High Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a fatty substance which is made in the liver. It plays an essential role in how every cell in the body works and everybody needs a certain amount. However, too much cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of heart problems.
Heart Disease is the biggest killer in the UK. Being aware of your cholesterol could save your life. Statins, like Crestor, are a class of medicines that lower cholesterol and can prevent angina, heart attacks and stroke.
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Statins are a class of drugs that lower cholesterol. Find out more about statins. Visit our FAQ section
Crestor is the newest statin available on the market. Find out more by reading our Crestor FAQ's
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Further reading about high cholesterol and how to reduce it. Info about Cholesterol
Cholesterol at a glance
- Cholesterol is a fatty substance that's produced by the liver. You need some cholesterol to keep healthy, however, too much cholesterol in your blood may lead to a serious, progressive disease of the arteries, called atherosclerosis.
- Too much bad cholesterol won't cause any symptoms, The complications of high cholesterol are very serious and include angina, heart attacks, stroke and frequently death.
- There are several factors that may contribute to high cholesterol. These include: diet that is high in saturated fat, family history of heart disease, obesity, excessive consumption of alcohol, smoking, diabetes, age and sex.
- There are two ways to help lower high cholesterol. The first is with simple lifestyle changes including changing diet, managing weight and increasing exercise. The second is to combine lifestyle changes with cholesterol-lowering medicines, called statins. Crestor is the newest and most potent of these