Drug Side Effects
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Thiazolidinediones (TZD’s) are widely prescribed for controlling blood sugar levels in the body. One of the side effects of TZDs is an increase in Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Low-density lipoprotein is a small blob; it has cholesterol at the centre and an outer layer of lipoprotein. In simple words, LDL is bad cholesterol and high LDL levels are not good for the body.
There is no specific symptom of high cholesterol. The only way to detect high LDL levels is through a blood test. High cholesterol may also show in the form of severe heart issues. Because LDL triggers the generation of plaque, which can block arteries and lead to heart failure.
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