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I'm on high cholesterol medication. Is there something else I can do to control my cholesterol?
Answer from Express Scripts Canada Pharmacist, Alan Strashok:
It’s important to remember why your doctor is prescribing a medication. In the case of anti-cholesterol drugs called statins, they are used to lower cholesterol levels, but more importantly, they may also be used to lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Ideally, an overall health plan will address not only cholesterol, but many other risk factors, including:
With a firm understanding that reducing risk is the real goal, there are a number of other changes you can make to help you get there.
Consult your physician as to whether these suggestions may be advisable for you:
I hope these suggestions are helpful. Best of luck.
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