Statins and Cholesterol Topic Guide
Statins (Cholesterol Drugs):
Common side effects include:
Drug and food interactions, warnings and precautions, and serious side effects should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.
Cholesterol Charts (What the Numbers Mean)
Blood cholesterol levels are measured by a simple blood test. Elevated LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol), and low levels of HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) levels, and high triglyceride levels puts a person at an increased risk for heart attack or stroke. HDL, LDL, and triglyceride levels are described as:
The primary goal for a person with high triglycerides or cholesterol levels is to lower them with lifestyle changes like:
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