High cholesterol is always bad for health. So, according to the cholesterol medications, the first thing we should follow is to change the diet. This includes lessening saturated fats and more physical activities. After that, if someone does not get cut the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, then he or she has to walk to see the doctor as well.
Because there are different types of drugs that generally doctors suggest can be able to lower the LDL. Just see their activities below-
Along with some several benefits, the statins have also some side effects such as liver damage, muscle inflammation and intestinal problems. The statins can be responsible for more problems like type-2 diabetes, memory loss, confussion and high blood sugar. But according to FDA, the risks are very minor than the benefits they give as a whole.
At the same time FDA warns to avoid grapefruit or its juice when taking statins. Because grapefruit makes it harder and can be risk for people who take statins.
This is vitamin-B. It is also one of drugs of cholesterol medications. The other name is nicotinic acid. It is generally found in rich food and helps lower LDL cholesterol and increases the HDL cholesterol in body.
It includes Nicoar and Niaspan. To lower cholesterol, if you are already taking statins, then not needed to take niacin any longer, doctors suggest.
Side effect: It has also side effect that can be your headache when take it as a remedy for high cholesterol. Tingling, itching, headache and flushing can bore you during taking niacin.
Bile acid resin: This type of drugs works inside of your intestine. They work with liver and bile. They attach bile from liver as a prevention of being absorbed back in your blood. Because in terms of high cholesterol, bile is created from cholesterol.
So, the drugs can cut down the supply of cholesterol in body. They include Cholestyramine (Prevalite), Colestipol (Colestid) and Colesevelam (WelChol).
are quite able to control lower the LDL or bad cholesterol and increase the HDL or good cholesterol for our body. So, the diet control performs an important role to be healthy all the way.