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What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a lipid (fat chemical) that is made in the liver from fatty foods that we eat. A certain amount of cholesterol is present in the bloodstream. You need some cholesterol to keep healthy. Cholesterol is carried in the blood as part of particles called lipoproteins. There are different types of lipoproteins, but the most relevant to cholesterol are:
- Low density lipoproteins carrying cholesterol - LDL cholesterol. This is often referred to as 'bad cholesterol' as it is the one mainly involved in forming atheroma. Atheroma is the main underlying cause of various cardiovascular diseases. Usually, about 70% of cholesterol in the blood is LDL cholesterol, but the percentage can vary from person to person.
- High density lipoproteins carrying cholesterol - HDL cholesterol. This is often referred to as 'good cholesterol' as it may actually prevent atheroma formation.
High levels of cholesterol lead to fatty deposits that can cause your arteries to narrow (atherosclerosis) and restrict blood flow to the heart. This is what causes cardiovascular disease. Within the UK cardiovascular disease is the single most common cause of death. You can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease with a combination of lifestyle changes and medicines such as statins, which work by blocking an enzyme needed for cholesterol production.
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Medicines at a glance
Simvastatin is a statin and is a prescription-only oral tablet which reduces the production of cholesterol by the liver. Simvastatin is used to lower cholesterol in people who have high levels either due to genetics (familial hypercholesterolaemia) or as a result of diet and lifestyle. This helps to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, angina and heart attacks (coronary heart disease).
All medication can cause side effects. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.
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Only suitable for patients who have previously been prescribed statins by their GP and have already stabilised on their medication. You should not request this treatment service if you are allergic to simvastatin, if you suffer from liver disease, liver problems or have a severely decreased kidney function. Not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Simvastatin belongs to a group of medicnes called statins. Other statins are available, such as atorvastatin.
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Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.
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Complete a free online medical consultation. Your answers provide our doctors with the information they need to safely recommend the right treatment for you.
A doctor will review your consultation and, if it is safe to do so, approve you for treatment. Our doctors will suggest suitable treatment options, including dosage and treatment duration. Select your medicine and complete your order using our secure payment system.
All prescriptions are sent electronically to our UK based partner pharmacy, ready for dispatch. Our partner pharmacy is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council and only dispenses genuine branded medicines licensed for use in the UK.
Medicines require a signature upon delivery. Most orders are dispensed and dispatched for delivery the next working day. All orders are sent using discrete packaging with no mention of Anytime Doctor or the parcel content. Upgrade to same day delivery for orders within the M25.
All of our prices are fully inclusive. When buying your treatment online our price includes the cost of the consultation, the issuing of a private prescription, dispensing of the medicine itself, free delivery and doctor after-care. There are no hidden extras.
We aim to offer you similar pattern of healthcare as if you were to visit your normal GP for a face to face consultation. We believe it is important that you complete a medical consultation to ensure that the treatment option you are requesting is appropriate for your needs. Our GMC registered doctors are also able to suggest treatment options for you if you prefer. Once a doctor has approved you for treatment all prices are clearly displayed. Your medical consultation and registration is free and you are under no obligation to purchase any treatment after your consultation.
In order to manage some conditions online, we are required to inform your GP about the medicine you have been prescribed. This will be clearly highlighted during your consultation. We will not contact or share this information with your GP without your consent. You are required to provide consent each time you order, so you remain in full control of when we contact your GP on your behalf.
Your Anytime Doctor medical record is confidential and securely stored on our UK data servers. We will never share your details unless you expressly ask us to do so.
What is a high cholesterol level?
The following levels are generally regarded as desirable:
As a rule, the higher the cholesterol level, the greater the risk to health. However, your level of cholesterol has to be viewed as part of your overall cardiovascular health risk. The cardiovascular health risk from any given level of cholesterol can vary, depending on the level of your HDL cholesterol, and on other health risk factors that you may have.
What factors can impact my cholesterol levels?
In most people, your cholesterol level reflects the amount of fat that you eat. This is not the full story as different people who eat the same amount of fat can make different amounts of cholesterol. However, in general, if you eat less fat your cholesterol level is likely to go down.
In some people, a high cholesterol level is due to another condition. For example, an under active thyroid gland, obesity, drinking a lot of alcohol, and some rare kidney and liver disorders can raise the cholesterol level.
In some people, a very high level of cholesterol runs in the family due to an inherited genetic problem with the way cholesterol is made. One example is called familial hypercholesterolaemia.
Do I need a cholesterol blood test?
Certain people should have a cholesterol blood test as part of a 'cardiovascular risk assessment'. These include: all people aged 40 or more, people at any age with a strong family history of early heart disease or stroke, and people at any age with a family history of a hereditary lipid (cholesterol) disorder. If you are found to have a high risk of developing heart disease or stroke then you will usually be advised to take a statin drug to lower your cholesterol level. As a rule, no matter what your cholesterol level is, lowering the level reduces your risk.
What lifestyle changes can I make to lower my risk of developing heart disease or stroke?
Lifestyle factors that reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke include: not smoking, choosing healthy foods, a low salt intake, regular physical activity, keeping your weight and waist size down, and drinking alcohol in moderation. Your blood pressure is also important.
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