Why is your doctor so concerned with lowering high cholesterol? One reason is that if left untreated, high levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol may lead to plaque buildup that can narrow or begin to clog arteries over time—a progressive disease called atherosclerosis. If you have high cholesterol plus any of the other risk factors listed below, you could be at increased risk for plaque buildup in your arteries compared to someone who has high cholesterol alone.
That’s why it is so important to get your cholesterol to goal.
High cholesterol + any of these risk factors may put you at increased risk for plaque buildup:
It's important to discuss all your risk factors for atherosclerosis when considering your cholesterol-management plan with your doctor.
CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium) is FDA approved to slow the progression of plaque buildup. Be sure to talk to your doctor about all of your risk factors that can contribute to plaque buildup and ask if CRESTOR is right for you.
Dr Pamela Kushner explains why some people are at even greater risk for plaque buildup. Learn about plaque buildup in arteries and risk factors that may contribute to it to help you have a more productive conversation with your doctor about lowering your cholesterol to goal.Watch video
Talk to your doctor about prescription 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.
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