If you’ve been suffering from high cholesterol with dismally low-density lipoprotein (LDL) scores, here’s some breaking news that could save your life! The FDA has announced the approval of a new treatment called Repatha (evolocumab). Administered by injection, it’s indicated for a variety of high cholesterol conditions including HeFH and HoFH which are genetic.
So with that in mind, here are 5 reasons to celebrate!
1. With lower cholesterol, you won’t be tardy for the party!
Some studies have shown that high cholesterol levels can link to memory loss.
2. Your friends will be jealous.
Although the high cholesterol HoFH patients face isn’t usually caused by obesity or lack of dietary control, when it goes down, your friends don’t have to know that :).
3. You can actually make plans.
When people hear you have “high cholesterol” they can suddenly stiffen up and think you can’t go anywhere because all foods will cause you death or something. Even though your close friends and family know the truth, it’s hard for some people to understand you can still eat.
4. You’ll be more productive at work!
Whether it’s serious heart issues or constant doctor offices that keep you in and out of the office, its gotta be an awesome feeling to get that work mojo flowing again.
5. Less time with the doctor means more time for you.
We don’t need research to back this up. More time spent away from the M.D.’s room = more time to live the life you want.