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Should I Take Medicines to Control High Cholesterol with Diabetes

Should I Take Medicines to Control High Cholesterol with DiabetesDiabetes is one metabolic disease characterized by high blood sugar, which is caused by insulin secretion dysfunction or damaged insulin biological effect. At present, smoking and diabetes are two leading causes of high cholesterol level that is one common disorder. If diabetics have this problem, should they take medicines to control it?

How does diabetes cause high cholesterol level?

Dyslipidemia is one common complication for diabetics, especially when blood sugar is uncontrolled very well. This complication can present the elevated levels of triglyceride, total cholesterol and cholesterol. If left untreated effectively, high cholesterol level is more likely to trigger the following complications:

- It can increase the growth rate of prostate cancer and induce various kidney diseases.

- High cholesterol will reduce patients’ life expectancy.

- It may cause heart disease easily.

- This disorder can increase the incidence of osteoporosis.

Should patients with high cholesterol take medicines?

If their cholesterol is a little high, they can lower it through modifying their diet plan and doing gentle exercise regularly. For example, patients should limit or avoid the intake of animal fat, stay away from high-sugar foods, eat more vegetables and coarse, and avoid fried foods, and so on. However, if food therapy or exercise can’t control patients’ cholesterol effectively, some medications are needed to boost the therapeutic effects. Statin, fibrates, nicotinic acids, bile acid sequestrants, cholesterol absorption inhibitor, etc, are common medications to lower high cholesterol level in the blood.

In summary

From the above analysis, we can know it is important to manage high cholesterol well for diabetics. If you have this problem, you can ask help from doctors at Kidney Service China, so they can guide you to control your cholesterol and blood circulation effectively.

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