Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is made by the liver. It can be found all over our bodies and plays an important role in our day-to-day functioning.
If the levels of the different types of cholesterol in our bloodstream become abnormal, they can start to affect how well our heart and circulation works. This is why it is so important that we are aware of our cholesterol levels and take steps to control them.
Too much cholesterol in your blood builds up in the walls of the coronary arteries causing plaques to form. This leads to a narrowing of the coronary arteries, just like hard water furs up a water pipe. Heart attacks can then happen when a blood clot forms in a narrowed coronary artery.
Cholesterol Lowering Medicines
Simvastatin 10mg Tablets 28:
Simvastatin tablets help to reduce cholesterol levels in your blood. Cholesterol can be deposited in your arteries causing them to narrow, this increases your chance of having a heart attack. Taking Simvastatin on a long term basis can reduce the risk of a heart attack by 30%. More >>>
Lestrin Plant Sterols 60 Tablets:
Lestrin Plant Sterols are a dietary supplement taken to help maintain normal cholesterol levels as part of a healthy lifestyle. Suitable for those who cannot eat dairy products. More >>>