Is there a Link Between High Cholesterol and Heart Disease?

Nearly six out of ten adults in the UK have high or borderline high cholesterol. Heart disease is also prevalent, with twice as many people with a form of it than cancer and Alzheimer’s combined. With so many people in the UK suffering from one or both of these conditions, it is important to understand how having high cholesterol can impact heart health.

What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a fatlike substance produced by the liver that can be found in your bloodstream. You can also get cholesterol from food. 

There are two different types of cholesterol:

High-density lipoproteins (HDL) are known as good cholesterol because they carry the cholesterol to the liver to be flushed from the body.

Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) carry cholesterol to the areas of your body that require it. If you have too much of it, however, it can clog your arteries and cause stroke, heart attack, or other cardiovascular disease. This is why LDL can be referred to as the “bad cholesterol.”

Experts recommend restricting dietary cholesterol as the fatty acids from food are the leading cause of high cholesterol. If you have been told that you have high cholesterol by your GP and diet changes are not helping, don't worry, there are medications that can help.  You can be prescribed medications for high cholesterol such as Pravastatin and Simvastatin tablets. 

Pravastatin and Simvastatin belong to a group of medicines called statins that lower cholesterol. They can also prevent heart disease and strokes. Both Simvastatin and Pravastatin tablets are available to purchase online in the UK.

Hypothyroidism and High Blood Pressure
Another factor that can cause high levels of bad cholesterol is having a low level of thyroid hormones, a condition called hypothyroidism. When thyroid levels are too low, the body is unable to break down LDL as well which allows LDL to build up in your bloodstream. This could lead to heart disease, stroke, or blood clots.

LDL can build up in the body even if the thyroid levels are only marginally low which is why it is important to treat hypothyroidism right away. There are several medications available online in the UK aimed at regulating thyroid hormone levels such as Levothyroxine tablets. Levothyroxine Tablets work by replacing your missing thyroid hormones to bring your thyroid levels into a healthy range.

To purchase Simvastatin tablets, Pravastatin tablets, and Levothyroxine tablets online in the UK visit Pharmacy Planet. 

Pharmacy Planet is one of the leading UK online pharmacies, with a wide range of high cholesterol tablets and thyroid medication available to be shipped right to your door.