Constipation or Cholesterol Reduction?
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You may be choosing between the lesser of two evils when taking Welchol (colesvelam) or other cholesterol reducing drugs that fall into a category of bile acid sequestrants. These drugs do reduce cholesterol, but not without some uncomfortable side effects such as gas, constipation, and other types of gastro-intestinal problems.
The reason reducing cholesterol works with a bile acid sequestrant is that they cause the cholesterol in the body to break down in order to make more bile acid. By doing this, the body uses up cholesterol and reduces the amount found in the blood stream. Excessive levels of LDL cholesterol can lead to a plaque build up known as atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, so it is vital to reduce cholesterol levels that are too high.
Warnings are given to those prescribed Welchol to talk to their doctor about any stomach or bowel disorders they may have. Warnings also encompass avoiding Welchol if you have difficulty swallowing or have had major surgery on the stomach or bowel.
There are also dietary warnings for those taking Welchol. A very low fat, in addition to a low cholesterol diet is required. Welchol taken over time can cause serious vitamin deficiencies in fat soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, E, and K, so anyone prone to deficiencies in these vitamins should not take Welchol.
Usually bile acid sequestrants are prescribed with other cholesterol reducing drugs such as Lipitor, Zorcor, Baycol, or Mevacor. These are statin drugs and come with their own set of undesirable and even dangerous side effects, the greatest of which is a breakdown in muscle tissue.
You can reduce cholesterol without prescription drugs and the undesirable side effects. It entails eating a low cholesterol diet, rich in specific vitamins and minerals. Even those with genetically high cholesterol levels can make an impact in their readings without drugs. The plan is found in The 60 Day Prescription Free Cholesterol Cure.
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