Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol levels in the blood) is associated with various cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, stroke, and myocardial infarction. Research how hypercholesterolemia develops, as well as its complications.
A common treatment for hypercholesterolemia is a class of drugs called statins. In your post, address the following questions:
- Are statins the best course of treatment for hypercholesterolemia in adults? Why or why not?
- Should they be prescribed to adults with hypercholesterolemia with no evidence of heart disease?
- Should teenagers be prescribed statins if they are diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia? Why or why not?
- Is there a better solution for these situations?