Stress

Stress and cholesterol

For most of us, stress is simply a part of life and we try our best to manage it. But stress can lead to all sorts of short- and long-term health consequences, both mental and physical.

People who are under stress eat more junk food, drink more, smoke more, and avoid exercise more. That doesn’t mean you have to be one of them. If you feel like chronic stress is a problem, talk to your doctor. He or she can suggest ways you can deal with stress.

You can also consider the following tips to help keep stress at bay:

LEARN TO SAY NO. It's OK to say no when someone asks a favor. It may give you
a sense of control. And being in control can have a positive effect on your stress level.
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GET A MOVE ON. Exercise is a great way to release stress—and take care
of your health. 2
GET YOUR SLEEP. Making sure you are well rested will allow you to have the
energy to help manage your day. 3
TAKE A BREAK. Research suggests that a vacation can help you blow off
work-related steam. And while you probably can’t take a vacation every time
you’re feeling stressed, you can take all your vacation time.4
MANAGE YOUR TIME. Staying organized can be challenging, so try to plan
ahead, make lists, and prioritize the things that mean the most (and worry about
the rest later). 5

Want more helpful hints about reducing your stress levels? Visit the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Web site and explore an interactive tutorial about managing stress.

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Important Safety Information about CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium) Tablets

  • CRESTOR is not right for everyone. Do not take CRESTOR if you are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant; have liver problems; or have had an allergic reaction to CRESTOR
  • Your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver before starting treatment with CRESTOR and if you have symptoms of liver problems while taking CRESTOR
  • Call your doctor right away if you:
    • Have unexplained muscle pain or weakness, especially with fever
    • Have muscle problems that do not go away even after your doctor told you to stop taking CRESTOR
    • Feel unusually tired
    • Have loss of appetite, upper belly pain, dark urine, or yellowing of skin or eyes
  • These could be signs of rare but serious side effects
  • Elevated blood sugar levels have been reported with statins, including CRESTOR
  • Side effects: The most common side effects may include headache, muscle aches, abdominal pain, weakness, and nausea. Memory loss and confusion have also been reported with statins, including CRESTOR
  • Tell your doctor and pharmacist about other medicines you are taking

Talk to your doctor about prescription CRESTOR.

Approved Uses for CRESTOR

When diet and exercise alone aren't enough to lower cholesterol, adding CRESTOR can help.

In adults, CRESTOR is prescribed along with diet to lower high cholesterol and to slow the buildup of plaque in arteries as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal.