If a healthy diet and adding more exercise into your daily routine have only helped a small percentage in lowering your level of bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) then your doctor might prescribe the drug Crestor for you. Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) belongs to a category of drugs known as statins that work to bring cholesterol to a healthy and manageable level in the body. Not only does Crestor lower the LDLD cholesterol that is manufactured by the liver but it also works to decrease triglycerides that are carried in the blood stream.
Triglycerides are simply another form of fat produced by the body that can be detrimental to a person’s physical health and well-being. Research studies have shown that Crestor can cut the bad cholesterol in a patient’s system by as much as fifty to fifty-two percent.
But that is not the only good news about this drug. Crestor is also effective in raising the levels of HDL cholesterol (or good cholesterol) in the body. It is important to keep in mind once you begin taking this drug that no drug is a miracle drug and following a healthy diet which contains plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish and whole grains is still essential. Also the more physically active you are the better. Exercise is instrumental in raising the level of good cholesterol in the bloodstream as well.
Before your doctor prescribes Crestor for you it is advisable that you make him aware if you are pregnant at the present time or nursing a baby, if you have any liver or kidney problems, if you drink alcohol on a regular basis, if you suffer from hypothyroidism (also known as low functioning of the thyroid), have a muscular disease that is chronic, suffer from diabetes, have ever had a heart attack or stroke, or have a family history of high cholesterol problems.
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