High Cholesterol Treatment

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An Overview of Muscle Pain in Statin Users

Statins are effective cholesterol-lowering medications, but the side effect of muscle pain is intolerable for some patients. Learn why this happens. Statins are a group of cholesterol-lowering medications. While greatly beneficial to many people...

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How Familial Hypercholesterolemia Is Treated

Familial hypercholesterolemia is usually treated with a combination of high-dose statins and other cholesterol-lowering medications. Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), also called pure hypercholesterolemia, is an inherited condition that affects...

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High Cholesterol Treatment

There are multiple ways to get your cholesterol levels in the desired range. Read about medications and lifestyle changes that'll put you back in control.

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Who Should Take Statin Drugs and When

Statin drugs reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by lowering "bad" cholesterol but are no longer prescribed based solely on blood cholesterol tests. Statin drugs are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the U.S. with...

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How Triglycerides Work in Your Body

High triglyceride levels are associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Learn more about what they are and how they work in the body. Triglycerides are a form of fat that the body uses for energy storage and transporting. Triglycerides...

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Cholestyramine Is a Bile Acid Resin

Cholestyramine is a bile acid resin that may be prescribed to help lower cholesterol levels but it can have side effects and medical complications. Cholestyramine is a cholesterol-lowering drug that belongs to the bile acid resin class of...

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What Is a Lipidologist?

Lipidologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of high cholesterol and triglycerides. Learn more about this medical specialty. Lipidologists are physicians who diagnose, manage, and treat disorders involving lipids, which...

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The Health Benefits of Policosanol

Learn about the uses and benefits of policosanol, a supplement thought to help with high cholesterol. Policosanol, a dietary supplement, is a mixture of alcohols isolated from Cuban sugar cane wax. It contains about 60 percent octacosanol....

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What You Should Know About Niacin Supplements

Niacin is a B vitamin that's vital for cell function in the body. Learn how to ensure you're getting enough niacin and if you should take supplements. Niacin is a form of vitamin B, specifically B3 (nicotinic acid). It is a water-soluble...

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