What should I do if my test results show I have high cholesterol?
If your total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol or triglycerides is too high, or your HDL cholesterol is too low, you should get in touch with your GP. Along with giving you lifestyle advice on how to manage your cholesterol levels, they might also advise you to start a treatment with cholesterol-lowering medications, like statins. Usually your GP will use your cholesterol levels, along with other risk factors including your age, height, and weight, whether you smoke, and other medical conditions to estimate your chances of having a heart attack or stroke. If your risk is high they’ll often recommend taking a statin.
Statins are widely used, safe and very effective. They are a type of medication that have led to a big increase in our average life expectancy in the last decades. By controlling your cholesterol levels, they can help you prevent complications of high cholesterol, like heart disease and circulatory problems.
If your doctor does prescribe you statins, or if you’re already using them, you may be able to reorder your statins with Superdrug Online Doctor. As long as you’ve been taking them for 3 months and you’re happy with your treatment, you can reorder you supply online. Just fill in a short health questionnaire and place your order. An online doctor will check if a repeat of you medication is right for you, and if it is, your order can be shipped.
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