Crestor can be taken to help reduce the level of dangerous, unhealthy cholesterol in your bloodstream. Crestor is a statin drug, and works to reduce the production of cholesterol in the liver. It does this by inhibiting an enzyme in the liver that is responsible for the cholesterol molecule build-up.
Crestor can be used as a preventative medication, as well as a treatment. Patients that treat their cholesterol problems with Crestor can lower the risk of developing atherosclerosis too (thickening and blocking of arteries due to plaque build-up) and in turn reduce their risk of suffering from angina, heart attacks and heart disease. Taking Crestor can also reduce a person’s chance of suffering from a stroke.
Combined with regular exercise and a diet that is low in saturated fats and cholesterol, taking Crestor can help you vastly improve your health and life expectancy. Taking Crestor lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol and raises HDL (good) cholesterol, which helps to keep your arteries clear.