Diet and exercise are typically recommended for people wanting to lower their cholesterol or blood pressure. However, some people still need help in the form of medicine. There are a variety of cholesterol-lowering drugs that are currently on th...
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Dr. Amy Epps: Cholesterol medicines very, very important. Certainly you don’t want to try diet and exercise first then you don’t want to talk to your physician about this because diet and exercise can lower you cholesterol, can lower you blood pressure. But a lot of people that have a genetic predisposition to have cholesterol or have done as much diet and exercise they can do and still have elevated cholesterol need to be on some type of medicine. And the most common are the Statin Drugs, such as Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor if you heard those names before and they are very, very effective drugs in lowering the bad cholesterol and raising the good cholesterol. So your doctor we’re probably brings those up to you if you have some those risks factors.

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