‘Bad’ Cholesterol Blaster – Lipitor Generic
There’s plenty of instances in life where it’s not so easy to determine who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. Cholesterol is something that most people automatically associate with coronary concerns, but the fact is cholesterol is not all bad and moderate levels of it are actually essential for cell production in a healthy body. And the 2 cholesterol ‘guys’ can be neatly categorized into good and bad. HDL cholesterol is good, and LDL cholesterol is bad. Simple as that. Lipitor generic is an effective cholesterol lowering medication that goes after LDL cholesterol and leaves HDL cholesterol alone.
There’s an estimate that over 29 million people have been prescribed Lipitor medication since it was introduced, and that indicates both how effective it is for lowering cholesterol and how much of a problem high cholesterol is in North America. It’s not the only reason for it, but the SAD diet (standard American diet and a fortuitously fitting abbreviation example) is the biggest reason that so many North Americans are at risk because of unchecked HDL cholesterol levels. Eating differently could make a huge difference, but that is unlikely to happen with the majority of people who’d benefit from that change.
So, most people will opt to go on medication to speed up the change, and Lipitor definitely makes the grade for managing cholesterol levels. It’s possible that some people will have difficulty affording medication here, and so Lipitor generic is a good option for these folks. It’s also a recommended option when ordering medication online from Canada. Ever greater number of Americans are doing this to pay less to buy Rx medication, and it’s definitely something to consider.
What makes Lipitor effective, and what are other approaches people can take to lower cholesterol levels?
Everyone knows that blood needs to be going in and out of the heart all the time. Cholesterol is a waxy substance and when too much LDL cholesterol is present in arteries it can prevent a sufficient supply of blood from entering the heart. This creates the risk of a heart attack, and thus the ‘bad’ label given to LDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol gets the ‘good’ label because it works to remove LDL cholesterol from artery walls.
However, it can only do so much and if the buildups of LDL cholesterol are large then the HDL counterpart won’t be able to do its thing effectively enough. That’s where Lipitor generic jumps into action and the active ingredient in the cholesterol medication – atorvastatin calcium – goes to work quickly breaking down HDL cholesterol so that it’s not building up on artery walls. Yes, Lipitor generic works just as well as the branded version of it and you shouldn’t have any concerns that it’s less effective.
High cholesterol doesn’t just create the risk for heart attacks. Lipitor generic works to stop the buildup of cholesterol in the arteries, which prevents strokes and reduces chronic chest pain. It should be said that if you are experiencing chronic chest pain at any time you should see a doctor without hesitation as something serious could be going on.
Other Ways to Lower Cholesterol
High blood pressure and smoking can increase a person’s risk from high HDL cholesterol. Family history (genetics) can factor in too, and while there’s nothing that can be done about what you’ve inherited from your parents you can get your blood pressure down and stopping smoking (or better yet never starting) is a no-brainer. One thing that is nearly always recommended by doctors too when meeting patients to discuss lowering cholesterol is to get more active – WAY more active.
This doesn’t have to mean that you run yourself ragged. Find a physical activity you enjoy doing that gets your heart rate up. Not sure where to start? Did you know that even walking more could be a simple yet effective start to a longer-term solution? It’s certainly better then doing nothing and hoping things will improve.
Far and away the best changes you can make, however, are with your diet and there are foods that will lower cholesterol quite reliably, so long as you see to it that they’re on your plate fairly regularly. What’s not to like about the idea of juicing up plenty of spinach into your smoothie or snacking on nuts rather than junk? Those are just two of the food types where you can increase intake to lower LDL cholesterol levels.
So when it comes to ‘good’ guys and ‘bad’ guys, make it clear who you’re backing to win by using Lipitor generic and being smarter about lifestyle choices.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.