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Millions of people across the world are affected by high cholesterol and Europe is the continent with the highest prevalence of the disease. Also, approximately 2.6 million people die each year due to this health condition. High cholesterol is the main cause of atherosclerosis, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Increased levels of high cholesterol in the UK are tied to genetics, poor physical exercise, and unhealthy diets.
High cholesterol levels are very common nowadays. More than 2.6 million people die every year from this illness or its consequences, namely arteriosclerosis, which can ultimately cause heart attacks and strokes. These high cholesterol levels in the blood can be prevented by adopting a healthy diet and exercising. However, some medications have proven to be very effective in lowering cholesterol levels. At Apomeds, we offer you the following products:
Genetics is the main cause of high cholesterol, but an unbalanced diet and a sedentary lifestyle have a major contribution, as well.
Cholesterol is a fat component that performs vital functions in the human body. The cell membranes or protective shells of our body cells consist of this component. Cholesterol plays an important role in the production of energy and it is a basic component of important hormones. Two-thirds of cholesterol is produced in the body and one third is ingested through diet. This shows how harmful cholesterol can be if you have too much of it in your blood.
There are different types of cholesterol. It is vital to lower the "bad" type called LDL and the triglycerides that your body stores in fat cells. On the other hand, you want to increase your good cholesterol, HDL, which helps to get rid of the bad type.
As with so many things, the amount of a substance determines whether it is positive or negative for our body. If there is too much cholesterol in the blood, it means that the receptors of the cells that normally pick it up fail to filter out enough cholesterol from the blood. While HDL cholesterol has no negative effects on our body, the value of LDL cholesterol should not be too high, as it can cause the well-known and devastating after-effects.
If there is too much LDL cholesterol in the blood, it has no negative consequences at first. However, if this is the case over a longer period, it will lead to the calcification of the arteries (Arteriosclerosis). This symptom, which affects all people as they grow older, reduces the inner diameter of the arteries more and more, making the blood flow difficult. As a result, the circulation of affected people gradually deteriorates and certain parts of the body may be undersupplied. For example, Arteriosclerosis in the area of the coronary arteries can lead to a heart attack. The so-called smoker's leg can also be attributed to arteriosclerosis in the blood vessels. When it comes to circulatory problems in the brain, it is called a stroke, which, much like a heart attack, can have fatal consequences. You should be careful and take all the measures to prevent high cholesterol from forming in your body, because the long-term consequences are usually devastating.
Some effective methods can help keep cholesterol levels under control. As mentioned, the most important measure is a healthy, low-fat diet, as one-third of the cholesterol intake comes from food. The more fat, the more cholesterol the diet contains. Saturated fat should be avoided in particular. On the other hand, physical activity helps the body to maintain a healthy cholesterol level. Abstaining from alcohol and nicotine can have the same positive effect. In case these measures are not sufficient, then you should consider taking the appropriate medication.
Various effective drugs can be used to combat high cholesterol levels, such as Simvastatin and Atorvastatin. You can order these two medications online, at Apomeds, if you have already taken them before. To explain, you can select and order the desired treatment only through a follow-up prescription. All you need to do is complete an electronic medical questionnaire. After that, our EU-licensed doctors will review your answers and issue you a follow-up prescription. The medication, along with the repeat prescription, will be delivered to you via a mail-order pharmacy, within 48 hours! Find out more details on how Apomeds works here.