New Spring TX High LDL And HDL Cholesterol Cardiovascular Disease Advice Service

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Budget Pharmacy, Spring TX has launched a “drop in” cholesterol counseling service to fight cardiovascular disease. 50% of Americans hospitalized for a heart attack have high cholesterol but 2 in 3 of 71m US adults with high cholesterol don’t have it under control.

Budget Pharmacy in Spring, TX has created a groundbreaking “drop in” cholesterol counseling and lifestyle modification advice service to combat cardiovascular disease. High levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, are on the rise in the United States and can lead to serious health problems, including heart disease and stroke.

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More than 50% of people hospitalized in the USA for a heart attack have high cholesterol. But of the 71 million US adults with high cholesterol, 2 in 3 don’t have it under control.

There are many steps individuals can take to reduce cholesterol levels and protect health. This is the focus of the Budget Pharmacy counseling service. For example, making lifestyle modifications such as engaging in regular physical activity, reducing stress, avoiding smoking and limiting alcohol intake can help lower LDL cholesterol levels.

Additionally, dietary changes such as lowering saturated fat intake, increasing fiber intake from fruits and vegetables, eating healthy fats like olive oil or avocados, and limiting the intake of processed foods can improve both LDL and HDL cholesterol levels.

In addition to lifestyle changes, Budget Pharmacy advises on medications that may also be used to reduce cholesterol levels. Statins are a type of medication that can help to lower LDL cholesterol by blocking an enzyme in the liver that is responsible for producing cholesterol. Other medications, such as bile acid sequestrants, may also be used to reduce cholesterol levels.

The American Heart Association recommends that individuals aim for total cholesterol levels below 200 mg/dL, with LDL levels below 100 mg/dL and HDL levels above 50 mg/dL. Budget Pharmacy counseling sessions include advice on ways to reach these goals including:

• Eating a heart-healthy diet that is low in saturated fat, trans fats, and cholesterol, and high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats.

• Exercising regularly – at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity most days of the week.

• Limiting alcohol consumption.

• Quitting smoking or using other tobacco products.

In some cases, medications may be necessary to help reduce cholesterol levels. Budget Pharmacy will supply these but advises that individuals who have been diagnosed with high cholesterol should talk with their healthcare provider about the best medications to take.

Budget Pharmacy counseling stresses the importance of individuals understanding cholesterol levels and taking steps to reduce them if necessary. In most cases, by making simple lifestyle changes and understanding the importance of cholesterol, individuals can protect heart health and reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Spring residents at risk of, or who already have high cholesterol, are advised to visit Budget Pharmacy for comprehensive cholesterol counseling and advice. Staff will then work with them to create a plan of action that helps maintain good health.

About Budget Pharmacy

For nearly a decade, the expert team at Budget Pharmacy in Spring, Texas have been offering exceptional health services to the town. From expedient prescription refills and home medication deliveries to telemedicine access, as well as blood pressure monitoring and cholesterol consultation – Budget Pharmacy strives day in and day out to satisfy each of their customers’ needs.

A spokesperson for Budget Pharmacy states, “We’re determined to arm our community with essential tools and knowledge in the battle against cholesterol, an often disregarded but major public health issue”.

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