Treating High Cholesterol, Reducing Diabetes Risk

High cholesterol is a problem faced by many Americans. Poor diet choices and unfortunate genetic characteristics can lead to damaged arteries. Which means our bodies have to work harder to carry blood back to the heart. As they harden with the buildup of excess cholesterol, the chances of heart attack or stroke increase substantially. Doctors have been working with patients for many years, in an effort to reduce cholesterol buildup and reduce these subsequent risks. Unfortunately, many of the tools that they used in this battle have been deemed unsafe in recent years. Statin drugs, including Lipitor, Crestor, and Zocor have been relied upon for the treatment of high cholesterol. Unfortunately, a recent study has determined that these drugs can cause the onset of Type-2 Diabetes, a condition with just as serious ramifications as that being treated.

In order to reduce the effects on your arteries, without increasing your risk of Diabetes, it is important to take a tough stance against cholesterol by eating a healthy diet, managing weight, and staying highly active. Exercise is the best way to keep energy levels high, reduce hunger pains, and shed unwanted pounds. Combined with a healthy diet, regular exercise will make it possible to keep weight at healthy levels and reduce the impact of cholesterol on the body. Most importantly, certain foods are more prone to cause artery buildup than others. Learning what to eat and how often can make a big difference in overall health and will drastically reduce the need for medication as treatment.

If you have been diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes as a result of taking cholesterol medication, consult a personal injury attorney. It may be possible to join a class action lawsuit against the manufacturers in order to cover medical expenses and lost wages.

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