Elevated cholesterol is usually considered a factor that adversely affects human health. The pathological content of this organic compound in the blood leads to some diseases, the most common among which is atherosclerosis. Reducing the level of cholesterol in the blood is achieved through the use of diet therapy, the effect of which is fixed with special medications.
High cholesterol in the blood of a patient under 50 years of age is an indicator of serious violations in the body – infections, diseases of the digestive system, violations of carbohydrate metabolism. Cholesterol is not a cause of illness, but a mirror of the state of health, and its rise as “the most important representative of sterols in the body,” indicates that it protects, rather than weakens the body.
After analyzing the blood for cholesterol, the doctor prescribes to the patient a tablet of cholesterol, which prevents cardiovascular diseases – statins.