Lipid Lowering

Consideration of Lipid-Lowering medication

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You have been sent a link to this page because your medical records suggest that you should consider taking a medication to reduce your cholesterol. This is to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke based on the fact that you have something in your medical history which increases your risk. If you have come to this page without being sent a link then please return to our homepage.

You might think we would need to check your cholesterol level initially but actually medication is recommended despite what your cholesterol level is. This is because the medications have been shown to reduce risk even if you have normal cholesterol levels. If you start medication then we will do a blood test after 3 months to check your cholesterol is low enough. There are lots of ways you can reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke and medication is only one of these.

Non-urgent advice: How to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke

Stop smoking – Smoke Free Hampshire
Be a healthy weight – Weight loss information
Reduce your sugar levels – Low Carb diet introduction
Do not drink excessive alcohol – Inclusion Hampshire
Exercise – Exercise information
Medication – Statins are the most commonly used e.g. Atorvastatin, Simvastatin, Rosuvastatin, Pravastatin

Based on your medical history medication is still recommended even if you can make the other changes above. We have hundreds of patients in this situation and do not have the resources for everyone to have a consultation with the doctor to discuss this. We have tried to come up with an efficient process to help the most patients with our limited resources. Please select an option below and then read the subsequent page carefully before submitting a form on that page.

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