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Is treatment for high cholesterol necessary during pregnancy?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 01/20/2022

It will depend on the situation. Patients with high cholesterol prior to becoming pregnant should discontinue treatment if they are taking statins, since their use is not recommended during pregnancy.

However, since cholesterol levels increase during pregnancy, it will be convenient to control their values, either by means of a healthy diet low in saturated fats or, if the specialist considers it appropriate, with the help of a recommended drug.

Read the full article on: How do cholesterol levels affect pregnancy? ( 48).
 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.