Crestor is essentially Rosuvastatin calcium, a lipid-lowering synthetic oral medication. Once it has entered the liver, Crestor starts to control body cholesterol since it’s the organ where most of cholesterol is build up. Most of the cholesterol is created when a person is asleep and one of the reasons why Crestor should be used at night.
Rosuvastatin calcium works inside the liver to ensure cholesterol is properly controlled. Crestor inhibits a specific enzyme found within the liver required in the creation of LDL cholesterol within the body. After blocking the enzyme, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels in the blood goes down marginally while increasing the levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol. As a result Rosuvastatin calcium lowers the chances of arterial hardening development and lowering the chances of strokes and heart attacks in the process.
UKMedix doctors advice patients to double the efforts of Crestor by taking a diet with low fat saturation and engage in some physical activity or exercises as regularly as possible.
Those who are pregnant, about to be pregnant or nursing, anyone with a liver problem or allergic to Crestor should avoid cholesterol medication. In fact UKMedix advice that before beginning Crestor treatment you ask for blood tests from your doctor to check the health of the liver.
Also talk to your doctor before starting Crestor treatment if going through unexplained muscle weaknesses and aches, determined kidney problems, taking alcohol daily, history of thyroid problems, over 65 years of age or to some extent an individual of Asian descent.
Rosuvastatin calcium can cause a number of common side effects, such as:
In the case of high cholesterol most people hardly feel the symptoms. However, high cholesterol should never be ignored due to its health harming nature. Whether a person has high cholesterol it really depends on such as things as genetics or family history and lifestyle factors, such as consuming excess fats without getting proper physical training and exercise leading to an increase in the level of cholesterol.
While doing a blood test to ascertain cholesterol levels, doctors usually evaluate three different components namely LDL cholesterol or “bad” cholesterol, HDL cholesterol or “good” cholesterol and Triglycerides, a type of fat in certain foods and secreted in the liver as well. You are considered to have proper or the right cholesterol level if you’ve the right levels of the three different cholesterols.