Cholesterol, also known as a type of lipid, is a fatty substance that is necessary for the body to function normally. Although cholesterol is naturally produced by the body, it can also be found in certain foods. Having an excessively high level of lipids in your blood can lead to serious health concerns.
Before selecting your cholesterol medications online, we advise that you book a blood test with your local GP. Oxford Online Pharmacy provides a complete service, as we arrange private consultations with our online doctor; once you have selected your medication, you will be able to complete a short doctor’s questionnaire. Our doctor will then review your answers and if your cholesterol treatment is approved, you will be provided with the medication from our pharmacy If your selected treatment is not suitable, your payment will be refunded in full.
There are both harmful and protective forms of cholesterol. These two are known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL), often referred to as bad cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly referred to as good cholesterol.
Increased levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) are good, as these carry cholesterol away from the cells to the liver, where they are broken down or passed out of the body. However, elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) may be bad, as it can build up in the artery walls, leading to a variety of health problems. In turn, we recommend that you ask your doctor to measure your cholesterol levels with a blood test.
Inflated LDL cholesterol levels can lead to a range of dangerous health concerns, such as:
High cholesterol levels can result in these extremely serious health conditions, as cholesterol builds up in the artery walls. In turn, the flow of blood to your heart, brain and rest of your body is restricted. The potential development of blood clots may also increase. However, cholesterol medications are available, which work to effectively lower cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein in the blood.
If you are diagnosed with high cholesterol by your doctor, you can make simple lifestyle changes that will work to decrease your LDL cholesterol levels and improve your health:
If, after adapting your lifestyle, your cholesterol levels have not dropped, cholesterol medications are available. Here at Oxford Online Pharmacy, we provide cholesterol-lowering medication, such as statins. Statins are administered if lifestyle changes have not helped to reduce cholesterol level, and may be offered to those with a family medical history of high cholesterol. If you are prescribed statins, we strongly advise that you continue to maintain regular exercise, as well as a nutritious and well-balanced diet.
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