Understanding Cholesterol: Diagnosis and Treatment
What Are the Treatments for Cholesterol Problems? continued...
Combination drugs, Doctors sometimes use two different medications in one pill that treat cholesterol problems and other medical conditions (such as high blood pressure). Some examples include:
A blood-cleansing procedure called LDL apheresis may help people with severe genetic cholesterol disorders. Over several hours, blood is removed from the body, chemically cleansed of LDL cholesterol, then returned to the body. Treatments every two to three weeks can reduce average LDL cholesterol by 50%-80% but are costly in both time and money. LDL apheresis is rarely recommended.