Once in the blood level of cholesterol or to the state of the critical patient has already begun atherosclerosis, this condition can be characterized as dangerous not only for health, but also for life. It should be understood that independently as cold, it will not work, it needs to treat. Traditional methods of treatment of elevated cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia, include the following pharmacological agents.
1 Statins. They block the production of cholesterol by the body and are the most commonly prescribed. These drugs can reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by more than half. At the same time, the level of HDL, i.e. “good” cholesterol can be increased by means of the same drugs. Among them, lovastatin, fluvastatin.
2 fibric acid. Stimulate fatty acid oxidation in the liver and, as a result, reduce LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. This klafibrat, fenofibrate, gemfibrozil.
3 Drugs that bind to bile acids. Using the compound with a bile acid, these drugs suspend the active production of cholesterol by the liver. This colestipol holestiromin.
All of these types of drugs cause certain side effects often associated with the digestive system. In patients taking these agents can be observed indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, pain in the liver and muscles.
However, the drugs themselves are ineffective without lifestyle changes. Only leading a healthy lifestyle, eating rationally, give up bad habits can really achieve positive results.