Heart failure is one of the main causes of death within the UK, killing more than 191,000 people every year. The cost to the NHS of treating heart conditions is in excess of £30bn.
Many of these deaths are preventable as a number of people are unaware of their condition. High blood pressure and high cholesterol regularly go undiagnosed, as they do not show any overt symptoms.
At euroClinix, we have recently added a new range of medications, so that patients with high cholesterol and high blood pressure are able to obtain their necessary treatments online safely and securely.
High blood pressure
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition which if left untreated can cause a number of very serious health problems. However, most people who suffer from high blood pressure can be treated with medication and lifestyle changes.
Some of the most commonly prescribed medications for high blood pressure include Rampiril, Amlodipine, Lisinopril and Bendroflumethiazide. These medications all work in slightly different ways to lower blood pressure, which is why at euroClinix you will be asked to fill in a free online medical consultation so that our partner doctor can ensure that the medication you choose is the most safe and effective for you.
Rampiril and Lisinopril are both ACE blockers which work to lower blood pressure by stopping the blood vessels from contracting, therefore limiting the pressure on the heart.
Bendroflumethiazide is a diuretic which works by drawing water out of the heart and into the kidneys, where it will be passed naturally. Aplodipine is one of the most commonly prescribed treatments as it can help prevent angina and lower cholesterol as well as blood pressure.
Many people are unaware of their cholesterol levels, as it requires a specific blood test in order to ascertain whether they are high or not. High cholesterol refers specifically to the “bad” cholesterol in the body, which can cause a number of cardiovascular problems such as heart disease.
Most people suffering from high cholesterol will be advised to change their diet, consuming less saturated fat and red meat whilst exercising more regularly. In addition to lifestyle changes, euroClinix offers a number of prescription medications for this purpose: Simvastatin, Crestor, Atorvastatin, Fluvastatin, Lipitor, Lipostat, Rosuvastatin and Zocor.
All medications used to treat high cholesterol are known as statins, or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. They work by inhibiting the enzyme which is responsible for the production of cholesterol in the liver. Although high cholesterol is not in itself a disease, it does cause a number of cardiovascular problems, which is why statins are considered to have a number of secondary preventative properties.
You can now buy all of these medications at euroClinix after filling in a free online consultation so that a doctor is able to issue you with a prescription after ensuring it is the best medication for you.