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How healthy is your heart?

According to the World Health Organisation, cardiovascular (heart and circulation) diseases are now at epidemic levels across the world being the number one cause of death globally, resulting in an estimated 17.9 million deaths each year.


What is a normal cholesterol level?

We have all heard of cholesterol and somehow know that it is not good if we have ‘high cholesterol’ but how many of us actually know what it is?

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is produced naturally in the liver.  Everyone h...


What is the correct Lipitor dosage?

Doctors most often prescribe Lipitor for treating high cholesterol. This statin actually lowers the amount of bad cholesterol- LDL- and increases the levels of HDL, or good cholesterol, in the body.


What is Simvastatin?

Simvastatin belongs to the family of drugs known as statins. They each work to control cholesterol levels in the body. If your doctor has prescribed this drug for you, then it is likely that your bad cholesterol (known as LDL cholesterol), is fa...


What is Simvastatin used for?

Simvastatin is one of the most effective drugs for treating high cholesterol. It can actually regulate cholesterol levels so that healthy cholesterol, HDL, is more prevalent in the body. This has a powerful effect on the heart, the cardiova...


What is Lipitor used for?

Lipitor, generic name atorvastatin calcium trihydrate, is a useful statin for controlling cholesterol levels within the body. For people whose cholesterol is too high, who are overweight, who have heart disease or who are at risk of any of ...


What do statins do?

You might already know that statins are used to lower cholesterol levels in those people who have too much LDL cholesterol. However, you may not fully understand how they work or what to really expect once you start taking the drug. Let’s take ...


What are statins?

Statins are medications that can lower the amount of LDL cholesterol in the body. LDL is an unhealthy cholesterol which can be very dangerous to have too much of.

There are several different statins available. While they all share the same primary...