Getting to the Heart of Cholesterol

Cholesterol | Dr. Jim Rybacki

Don’t let cholesterol get you!

It doesn’t tell you that it’s causing problems, yet it leads to clogged arteries, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease. This dangerous demon is abnormal cholesterol.

In healthcare, cholesterol problems are one of the few things you can really blame mostly on your parents (80% of that bad high cholesterol test comes from your genes which came from your parents). While you can’t change those genes (yet), you CAN change your lifestyle AND can talk with your doctor about medicines and exercise to lower the bad and raise the good. Don’t forget, it’s time to think of exercise as a drug and to get a prescription and follow up on it. Be sure to talk about all the pills you take and talk to your doc about drug safety, side effects, and potentially harmful drug interactions.

Take a deep breath, and I'll help you navigate through what can often be a confusing combination of medical news, the latest treatments, the FDA removing drugs from the market, new guidelines, research and the ever-changing world of prescription drugs!

I am Dr. James Rybacki [author of Medicines and Your Family] and YOUR personal advocate and guide through the confusing – and potentially dangerous – the world of illness, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs (OTC), herbs and herbal supplements!  My videos, information packets, newsletters, and books will explain medical terminology, treatment options and drug use/safety in clear, easy-to-understand language.

While other sites provide drug information, I go beyond the basics and concentrate on possible drug interactions, minor AND serious potential side effects, safety of the drug with pregnant or nursing women—in short, more than 40 categories of information in the Essential Guide to Prescription Drug profiles AND major heart guidelines in Medicines and Your Family. Patient and family-centered care are key concepts I believe in and I give you the information you NEED to take control of your health and the health of your family!

Whether you’re fighting abnormal cholesterol, recovering from a heart attack, managing diabetes, or dealing with low levels of good cholesterol – your involvement in your own treatment and recovery WILL make a difference! Insist that YOU and YOUR Family are the centers of the medical team– become an informed, educated patient!

I'll show you how and keep you up to date as the research and medicines change!

All the best,
Dr. Jim

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