Crestor, Combined With Positive Lifestyle Changes, Can Contribute To A Heart Healthy Life
Unhealthy cholesterol levels are increasingly on the rise with adults in the United States. Contributed to by lifestyle choices such as food and exercise, high cholesterol can also be a hereditary condition, passed down from past generations. Crestor is the brand name of the drug Rosuvastatin and is designed to lower “bad cholesterol” (LDL) and triglycerides in the blood. Simultaneously, Crestor also works to increase the level of good cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It is important to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and high levels of bad cholesterol greatly increase the risk of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, heart attack and stroke. Crestor and a heart healthy lifestyle change can help many people manage their cholesterol levels and live an overall healthier life.
Crestor is well tolerated by most individuals but is not suitable for everyone. It is important to be completely honest with your doctor about the amount of alcohol you consume on a weekly basis. Taking Crestor while drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol can be damaging to the liver and cause possible interactions. Being upfront with your doctor will allow him or her to decide if Crestor is a suitable treatment option. Additionally, Crestor is classified in Pregnancy Category X by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is known to cause harm to unborn babies when taken during pregnancy.
Occasionally, rare but serious side effects have been associated with Crestor. If side effect symptoms are ignored, kidney or liver damage could occur, and possibly death in the most extreme cases. Consult a doctor immediately if you develop flu like symptoms while taking Crestor including unusual muscle and joint pain or stiffness, dark circles under the eyes, yellowing of the eye whites or abdominal pain. Crestor has been known to cause the degeneration of muscular skeletal tissue and is also associated with kidney problems, especially in older individuals and those of Asian descent. Talk to your doctor carefully before beginning Crestor as part of a comprehensive, overall heart healthy lifestyle.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.