High Cholesterol Treatments
How can I treat high cholesterol?
Having a high cholesterol or LDL level isn’t a disease on its own, but it can cause heart problems and it will increase your risk of coronary disease. For this reason, it’s important that you prevent your cholesterol level from becoming too high, or lower high blood cholesterol if it’s at a worrying level, because it can cause long-term damage to your health.
One way of doing this is to manage the levels of LDL in your body, which can be done through exercise, diet or certain medications.
At HealthExpress.eu, you can buy Simvastatin as a high cholesterol treatment online, if a doctor recommends that you use it. We also have information about exercises, alternative medications and lifestyle changes that can help you lower your high blood pressure.
When do I need high cholesterol treatment?
Most people will be unaware that they need to lower high blood cholesterol until it’s too late and they’ve developed health problems. This is why it’s important to have regular checkups, especially if you have any relatives who have high blood cholesterol, or if you’re overweight or obese, eat a fatty diet or have diabetes. Regular checkups mean you can start using a high cholesterol treatment as soon as you need to, rather than waiting until it’s too late.
You should have regular checkups so you doctor can keep an eye on your cholesterol. It can be measured with a simple blood test and results fall into the following categories:
- Ideal: 5mmol/L
- Mildly high : 5 to 6.4 mmol/L
- Moderately high : 6.5 to 7.8 mmol/L
- Very high : 7.8 mmol/L or above
Making sure you eat healthily and exercise regularly is one of the best ways to lower high blood cholesterol. In some cases where lifestyle improvements aren’t effective high cholesterol treatments, for example if you’ve inherited the condition or you have existing health problems because of high cholesterol, you may be recommended prescription medication.
When trying to lower high blood cholesterol, one of the best approaches is to lower the amount of alcohol you consume, as well as cutting down foods with high levels of saturated fat such as red meats, butter, cheese, cream and pork.
The next step is to start supplementing your diet with cholesterol-lowering foods, like beans, oats, salmon, soy, brown rice and apples, or other foods containing complex carbohydrates or omega-3.
If an improved diet doesn't seem to be an effective high cholesterol treatment for you, your doctor might recommend medication.
When it comes to treating high cholesterol, there are two different types of prescription medication that are the most effective. A high cholesterol treatment will usually be prescribed only if you’ve tried improving your diet and lifestyle but you haven’t succeeded.
Statins - A high cholesterol treatment that manages blood cholesterol levels, Simvastatin, Atorvastatin and Rosuvastatin lower the levels of LDL and prevent the liver from producing more LDL. Statins are proven to lower high blood cholesterol by as much as 50%.
Ezetimibe - this high cholesterol treatment is usually only prescribed if you experienced side effects such as muscle pain when using statins to lower high blood cholesterol. In some extreme cases, Ezetimibe can be used alongside statins. It works by stopping cholesterol from being absorbed into the bloodstream, which helps to lower high blood cholesterol.
Can I buy high cholesterol treatment online?
You can buy Simvastatin online from HealthExpress.eu if a doctor recommends you take it to lower high blood cholesterol levels. You’ll need to complete a consultation with one of our registered doctors, who will write a prescription for the high cholesterol treatment if they feel it’s safe for you to do so. If approved, your high cholesterol treatment will be posted to you via free next-day delivery. This means you’ll be able to start to lower your high blood cholesterol as soon as tomorrow.