How effective are medicines?
The statin revolution
As you have seen, high blood choleserol levels are linked to a higher than average risk of cardiovasular disease. In other words, you are more likely to have a heart attack or a stroke if your blood cholesterol is high.
Doctors now have an amazing weapon against high cholesterol levels and the problems they cause. They can use a group of drugs called statins. Statins ae drugs that lower the amount of cholesterol in your blood. They stop your liver producing too much cholesterol. Patients need to keep a relatively low fat diet as well for the best effects.
Prescribed drugs vs. Non prescribed drugs
The medicines your doctir prescribes for you have been thoroughly tested and trialled. However some people choose to use non-prescribed medicines they buy for themselves. Some…