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Insight on How Atorvastatin works to Treat Coronary Heart Disease

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Cardiovascular Diseases are the no.1 cause of death around the world. According to estimation; the number of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases is around 17.9 million lives each year. These Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) are not just one but a variety of disorders; affecting a great number of human lives each year. One of the most common cardiovascular diseases among all is Coronary Heart Disease. Coronary Heart Diseases (CHD) is also known as Coronary Artery Diseases (CAD) and/or Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD). The main cause of this disease is due to the building of plaque in the arteries of the heart. Now there are a variety of precautions one can adopt in a day-to-day lifestyle to avoid being affected with such diseases. But for the people affected with cardiovascular diseases; statins are the most suitable pharmaceutical medicine that helps their condition to get under control.

Statins are mainly considered to be classes of drugs that help lower cholesterol levels in the blood vessels. These drugs help lower the risk of heart attacks, strokes and even the risk of death through heart diseases. Several pharmaceutical companies manufacture such statin drugs for conveyance to other businesses, as a B2B drug supply. Other than that, every now and then, new and effective medicinal drug are being manufactured to help treat patients with heart diseases and related issues. Similar to that, Atorvastatin is also a highly effective statin that is sold as a B2B pharma drug; considered as a first-line treatment for treating cardiovascular diseases. But that’s surely not all about this statin drug that one should be aware of. That’s why let’s discuss more onto this statin drug as well as it’s working on treating coronary heart diseases.

About Atorvastatin:

This statin medicine is used along with a good diet to work rightly, while its main working is to lower all the bad cholesterol and fats in our body and enhance the good cholesterols. This way, when this statin lowers the bad cholesterol and raises the good cholesterol, it ends up lowering the risks of heart attacks, strokes and the risk of other heart diseases. Yet, that’s not all to the usage of this statin, as with a proper and healthy diet (mainly low-fat and low-cholesterol diet); one should also implement some healthy lifestyle habits to avail the healthiest results out of such statin drugs. This mainly includes avoiding unhealthy habits like; smoking and starting daily exercise and losing weight (if the patient is overweight).

The Atorvastatin is mainly sold by its manufacturers to other businesses and is then forwarded to health facilities under the brand name of Lipitor. And in terms of manufacturing and marketing, Pfizer is considered as an Atorvastatin manufacturer; which further markets it as calcium tablets for heart diseases under the brand name of Lipitor.

Now Atorvastatin is considered as a highly-effective drug; yet, there are a few common side effects that patients can face during the intake of this pharma drug. Such common side effects include;

  • Hemorrhagic stroke
  • Arthralgia.
  • Nasopharyngitis.
  • Diarrhea.

Although these are some of the common side effects that can take place due to the intake of atorvastatin, there are some other side effects also. Such side effects may not be much common in patients taking atorvastatin drugs, but they have been reported in some cases. These include insomnia, urinary tract infection (treatable at urology clinics), limb pain, muscle spasm, musculoskeletal pain, nausea, and myalgia.

Working of Lipitor to Treat Coronary Heart Disease:

So as we’ve mentioned the fact that, Atorvastatin lowers the ‘bad’ cholesterol levels (also known as low-density lipoprotein or LDL) in our blood vessels while enhancing the ‘good’ cholesterol levels (also known as high-density lipoprotein or HDL) in our blood vessels; reducing heart diseases. This statin is taken through the mouth and lowers the danger of heart attacks, strokes, and any other heart disease that may lead to death.

Now although these statins are considered to be highly-effective pharma drugs to treat heart diseases; but they work better along with a healthy diet and lifestyle, which helps to decrease the risk of heart diseases in a patient (as mentioned above).

So we’re well aware of the fact that most of the pharma drugs cause side effects too, right? This makes side effects quite common and not very severe for patients to deal with while their intake of such pharma drugs. But still, it’s also highly important for someone using such statins; to consult a doctor in terms of serious side effects. Yet, other than that; patients having heart conditions should also keep having a checkup every once in a while, and stay updated with their health conditions and their required dose of medications by a health professional.