What are Cholesteroal Treatments?

High cholesterol causes cardiovascular disease. The cholesterol is like wax and it sticks to the wall of the arteries. Over years, it becomes thicker and makes the arteries narrower for blood to go through. The wax comes into plaque. Once the plaque drops from the wall, it becomes blood clot and blocks the artery. This is how heart attack happens.

It’s important to treat high cholesterol. The treatment is a long-term and serious task. It requires both medication and change of lifestyle.

  1. Medications
    • the newly FDA approved injection medication PCSK9 inhibitors, Praluent(alirocumab) and Repatha(evolocumab)
    • Statins
      • Advicor® (niacin extended-release/lovastatin)
      • Altoprev® (lovastatin extended-release)
      • Caduet® (amlodipine and atorvastatin)
      • Crestor® (rosuvastatin)
      • Juvisync® (sitagliptin/simvastatin)
      • Lescol® (fluvastatin)
      • Lescol XL (fluvastatin extended-release)
      • Lipitor® (atorvastatin)
      • Liptruzet™ (ezetimibe/atorvastatin)
      • Livalo® (pitavastatin)
      • Mevacor® (lovastatin)
      • Pravachol® (pravastatin)
      • Simcor® (niacin extended-release/simvastatin)
      • Vytorin® (ezetimibe/simvastatin)
      • Zocor® (simvastatin)
  2. Healthy Diet
    • Low calories
    • High fiber
    • Healthy supplements
  3. Exercises
    • 30 minutes a day, 3-5 times per week, reach 70% of Max Heart Rate
  4. Reduce alcohol
    • cholesterol medications might cause liver dysfunction, and it would be worse when taking regularly with alcohol. Anyone taking cholesterol medications should limit alcohol to minimum
  5. Quit smoke

 

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