High Cholesterol

Fluvastatin

Fluvastatin
It regulates the amount of cholesterol and other lipids

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Pravastatin

Pravastatin
Pravastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors..

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Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin
Atorvastatin is used together with diet, weight loss

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What is High cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. If you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can increase your risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases.

60 % of adults in the UK may have higher than normal cholesterol levels.

Cholesterol levels can be reduced with the right lifestyle changes which can reduced the risk of heart attack, stroke or angina.

You can buy effective 'statin' medication can help to lower high cholesterol levels if exercise and a better diet alone aren't having the desired effect. 

there are two types of lipoproteins,

Good Cholesterol:           high-density lipoprotein (HDL) 

Bad Cholesterol:             low-density lipoprotein (LDL),

 

What should my level be?

cholesterol Guide

What are the symptoms?

There aren't usually warning signs if your blood cholesterol is too high. Most people only realise they have a problem when their other health problems arise.

When should I have a test done?

There are a number of factors that increase your chances of having high cholesterol if you fall into the category of any of the things listed below a test is recommended.

  • over 40 years old
  • overweight
  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • kidney condition
  • underactive thyroid gland
  • had a stroke
  • High cholesterol runs in the family
  • family history of early cardiovascular disease

 

How do I get tested?

You can go to your GP and they will take a blood test to find out your levels of good and bad cholesterol, alternatively you can purchase a blood test online and get your results back within a few days. Our doctor can view your results and after a small consultation be able to help.

 
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