Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance made in the liver, and found in the blood and in all cells of the body. It is needed for good health and for making cell walls, tissues and hormones, as well as vitamin D and bile acid. In addition, it also comes from eating animal products such as egg yolks, meat, and whole-milk dairy products.
What about triglycerides?
Your body uses triglycerides, a form of fat found in your blood, as a source of energy.
If you have high levels of triglycerides combined with low levels of HDL and/or high levels of LDL, your risk of health issues, such as a heart attack, may increase.
Physical inactivity, consuming foods high in fat and sugar, or excessive alcohol intake can increase blood triglycerides.
Too much cholesterol in the blood may build up in blood vessel walls, block blood flow to tissues and organs, and increase the risk of developing heart disease and stroke.
Cholesterol travels through the blood on proteins called lipoproteins. There are two types of lipoproteins:
Furthermore, when your body has too much LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, it can build up on the walls of your blood vessels. This build-up is called plaque and it can cause health problems like heart disease and stroke.
Certain health conditions increase your risk for high cholesterol:
Rosuvastatin is a statin. In tablet form, such as Roshal, it helps to:
Small, healthy changes in diet can be highly beneficial. You could try the following:
The good news is that adopting healthy behaviors can lower your risk for high cholesterol, but it is always best to speak to your doctor or healthcare provider for specific medical advice.
Roshal contains rosuvastatin, which decreases LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides, and increases HDL-cholesterol (good cholesterol).
Reduces LDL-C by 55% at lower doses compared to other statins.
Higher reduction in cardiovascular event risk compared to other statins.
Take one tablet once daily. The dosage for high cholesterol is 5-10mg once a day. The dosage for prevention of a cardiovascular event is 20mg, once a day. Roshal tablets are available in 5mg, 10mg and 20mg.