Atorvastatin protects you from Heart attack and Stroke

Your atorvastatin prescription may save your life.

By: Arlene Gentallan

Why take atorvastatin? It protects your heart and brain.

        If you have high cholesterol level, you may have already been prescribed atorvastatin by your physician. Atorvastatin is a drug that lowers bad cholesterol "triglycerides" and "LDL."

        There's a good reason. Atorvastatin serves protective purpose by decreasing your risk of developing life-threatening diseases such as heart attack, and stroke.

        Medicine always have side effects. You may be tempted to skip these "statin." But research have shown the vital role and tremendous benefits those with high cholesterol level can get from following their atorvastatin medication regimen. A study by Koren, Feldman, and Mendes shows the efficacy of high-dose atorvastatin treatment among older population ages 65 to 78 years.

        Bad cholesterol are nasty. They can accumulate over time in your blood vessel's inner lining. It's hard to remove those that already stuck inside your arteries. Hindering blood flow which causes angina. If unmanaged, bad cholesterol can completely bock the vessel supplying the heart or brain. So it's crucial manage them before they cause trouble.

        Atorvastatin decreases bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol. But that doesn't mean it's okay to eat high-cholesterol foods. You should strictly follow your dietary plan to maximixe health benefits.