Compliance in taking good medication is the key to controlling high cholesterol

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Based on a recent survey of Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), 1 out of 10 adults has high cholesterol while 21 out of 100 are in borderline high already. As suggested by health experts, a well-balanced lifestyle is very important when it comes to preventing this common adult illness but they should also consider the consistency in taking the medications prescribed by their physicians.

“Proper medication adherence is found to be an effective way of managing, if not averting, known diseases,” said Tomas Marcelo Agana III, president of Pharex HealthCorp. “That’s why for people with high cholesterol, we want them to bear in mind that good compliance to medication will keep their cholesterol levels at  ease and  eventually, improve the quality of their lives.”

I can also attest to this since I am a company nurse and we handle pre-employment and checkups of employees and everyday, I get to witness workers with "maintenance" but they usually do not comply in taking the medications regularly due to a lot of alibis such as no time to buy the medications, no budget, they just literally forgot to take one that day and worse, they believe that they don't really need to take the medication. This results to poor clinical outcomes, higher healthcare costs and lost productivity.

This is the very reason why Pharex Health Corp., the most prescribed generic brand of medicines, decided to offer its 15-day Compliance Pouch for high cholesterol. It is designed to help patients comply with their medication while saving money and maintain their cholesterol at its normal and desirable levels to improve their health status and to prevent further medical complications.

Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) in the blood that plays vital roles in the body system’s day- to-day functions. But if there's just too much of it, arteries can be clogged and hardened resulting to suppressed blood flow that will definitely affect the function of the body. If not prevented early, high cholesterol may trigger the development of different cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and heart attack, renal failure and other complications.

“This product is specially produced to fight low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is often referred as ‘bad’ cholesterol,” said Agana. “With the new Compliance Pouch for high cholesterol, patients can continue their medication without worrying about ceiling-high costs.” Agana concluded, “Complying to your medication is a high priority, but while healthcare providers give the best advice to ease cholesterol levels we are no less responsible for our own health. On top of proper medication, we also have to prioritize proper diet and exercise. At Pharex HealthCorp., we will aim to provide the best possible care that every Filipino deserves.”

For those who would like to avail, the new Pharex Compliance Pouch is now available in all leading drugstores nationwide. To know more about this product, you may call 4338088 (local 820).

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