CrestorRosuvastatin calcium is a medicine known as a “statin.” Statins are a class of medicine that lowers fat buildup and accumulation in arteries. They effectively lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes, and heart attacks. Rosuvastatin calcium is sold under the commercial brand name Crestor.
How Crestor Lowers Bad CholesterolBad cholesterol is also known as low-density lipoprotein. LDL and lipids like triglycerides, a kind of fat, are bad for the body. They cause plaque accumulation in blood vessels, harden them, and cause them to constrict abnormally. It’s important to be tested for the presence of LDL and triglycerides in your bloodstream. They are hard to detect and must be specifically tested for. Ask your doctor about LDL and triglycerides testing if you think Crestor may be right for you. Crestor lowers bad cholesterol in 2 ways. Cholesterol is created in the liver. Crestor chemically blocks the enzymes in the liver known for creating cholesterol. Crestor also incrementally breaks down cholesterol already in the bloodstream. Also, while Crestor lowers bad cholesterol levels, it can simultaneously increase good cholesterol levels. Good cholesterol is known as HDL or high-density lipoprotein. HDL absorbs cholesterol in your bloodstream and ferries it back to your liver. Your liver then flushes it out your body. You want high levels of HDL in your body because it lowers the risk of stroke and heart disease. Talk to your doctor about being prescribed Crestor today. You may experience improved cholesterol levels in under a month.
Potential Side EffectsBe aware that it isn’t just enough to get a prescription because Crestor lowers bad cholesterol. You’ll have to exercise regularly and adopt a healthier eating lifestyle. That means cutting foods high in trans fatty acids out of your diet. Otherwise, you may see significant results after being prescribed with Crestor. Do not use Crestor if you:
- Are pregnant, suspect you’re pregnant or are nursing
- Have preexisting liver problems
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle ache