Cholesterol lowering drugs, such as statin medications, are commonly prescribed to lower cholesterol and are many times effective.
HOWEVER, it takes more than a medication alone to improve overall health and control cholesterol. Lifestyle changes are necessary.
Other risks to consider
Individuals with high cholesterol are often overweight. If you simply pop a pill to correct the cholesterol problem and do nothing to address being overweight you leave yourself at risk for other weight related health conditions, such as diabetes, joint problems, high blood pressure, and certain cancers.
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Arteries are made of muscle and tissues that allow them to be elastic and stretch. As blood pressure rises arteries are required to expand further to accommodate blood flow. High blood pressure leads to many health complications, including damage to blood vessels, the heart, and kidneys. If not treated, high blood pressure may contribute to a heart attack and death.
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Dr. Ryan Bentley, president of The Wellness Prescription, is one of the featured experts for the teleseries intensive Conversations with the Masters of Healing starting next week!
Dr. Ryan Bentley will be sharing:
- Why cholesterol may NOT be the culprit of heart disease as previously thought,
- The reason statins are being implicated for a number of serious side effects,
- What’s the connection between sexual dysfunction and low cholesterol, and
- Using functional medicine to diagnose heart disease and treat the whole person versus just a symptom.
Register for this call with Dr. Bentley HERE
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