Posts Categorized: Chronic Disease Management

Do I need cholesterol lowering drugs?

Do I need cholesterol lowering drugs? Along with checking your blood pressure knowing your cholesterol reading is an important part of working out your risk of a heart attack or stroke. The problem with these conditions is whilst the risk can often be calculated the actual events themselves are sudden unpredictable and frequently devastating. For instance about half of heart attacks result in sudden death so waiting til you have one to modify your risk is clearly too late!! Since the 1950s the overall rates of stroke and heart attack in our community have declined mostly due to the decline… Read more »