Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs to about 70 million.
Revised guidelines, which could double the number of Americans
STATIN DRUGS DON'T LOWER THE RISK HEART ATTACKS OR STROKES but the have a butt load of side effects.
Don't believe me? Maybe you will believe the scientists who don't have a dog in the fight.
www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2224826/Oct 29, 2012 - A team from McMaster University in Canada said high levels of the protein resistin in the blood could stop statins from working effectively.
- www.planetnaturopath.com/statin-deception-–-the-drugs-don’t-work-2/This article is a continuation from the last couple of articles on cholesterol, it was researched by Dr. Peter Dingle and explains some of the research behind ...
- health.clevelandclinic.org/.../new-drug-may-work-when-statins-dont-or-...Oct 9, 2013 - When statins don't lower cholesterol enough or cause intolerable side effects, PCSK9 inhibitors promise to be an excellent alternative.
- www.huffingtonpost.com/martha-rosenberg/statins_b_1818370.htmlAug 28, 2012 - First approved by the FDA in 1987, statins are arguably the most ... not supported by the evidence, and in the case of healthy women I don't follow them. .... from Big Pharma, medical centers or the colleagues you work with?
by S Seneff - Related articlesMar 11, 2011 - Introduction. The statin industry has enjoyed a thirty year run of steadily increasing profits, as they find ever more ways to justify expanding the ...
chriskresser.com › Heart DiseaseMay 13, 2013 - However, the bulk of the evidence suggests that statins don't extend life in .... Chris, I am so glad you can manage to do all this work and make it ...
www.medscape.com/viewarticle/458867_4The 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors, also known as statins (atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, and ...
healthland.time.com/.../fda-warns-statin-users-of-memory-loss-and-diabe...Feb 29, 2012 - Photo Researchers / Getty Images. New safety warnings on statins like Zocor, above, cite increased risks of memory loss and diabetes.
www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2432264/Sep 25, 2013 - Statins taken by millions of Britons could lead to memory loss, ... The team also said it was 'highly likely' other statins affected memory loss.
Statin Drug Side Effects
The most common statin side effects include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Flushing of the skin
- Muscle aches, tenderness, or weakness (myalgia)
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Abdominal cramping and/or pain
- Bloating and/or gas
Statins also carry warnings that memory loss, mental confusion, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes are possible side effects. It's important to remember that statins may also interact with other medications you take.
Which Statin Side Effects Are Serious?
Statins are associated with a few rare, but potentially serious, side effects including:
- Myositis, inflammation of the muscles. The risk of muscle injury increases when certain other medications are taken with statin use. For example, if you take a combination of a statin and a fibrate -- another cholesterol-reducing drug -- the risk of muscle damage increases greatly compared to someone who takes a statin alone.
- Elevated levels of CPK, or creatine kinase, a muscle enzyme that when elevated, can cause muscle pain, mild inflammation, and muscle weakness. This condition, though uncommon, can take a long time to resolve.
- Rhabdomyolysis, extreme muscle inflammation and damage. With this condition, muscles all over the body become painful and weak. The severely damaged muscles release proteins into the blood that collect in the kidneys. The kidneys can become damaged trying to eliminate a large amount of muscle breakdown caused by statin use. This can ultimately lead to kidney failure or even death. Fortunately, rhabdomyolysis is extremely rare. It occurs in less than one in 10,000 people taking statins.
Which Statins Are Approved for Use in the U.S.?
The statin medications that are approved for use in the U.S. include:
- Mevacor or Altocor
Since their arrival on the market, statins have been among the most prescribed drugs in the U.S., with about 17 million users.
Cholesterol Not The Cause of Heart Disease
www.huffingtonpost.com/dr.../why-cholesterol-may-not-b_b_290687.ht...Sep 20, 2009 - If you are a healthy woman with high cholesterol, there is no proof that taking ... 75% of people who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol .... homocysteine (which is related to your body's levels of folic acid and vitamins ...
www.cbn.com/health/naturalhealth/drsears_cholesterol.aspxIf elevated cholesterol isn't the primary cause of heart disease, what is? ... has decreased due to medical advances, the incidence of heart disease is on the rise
articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/.../05/.../cholesterol-heart.aspxMay 28, 2005 - Cholesterol is not the major culprit in heart disease or any disease. ... Hundreds of excellent scientific articles have linked insulin .... HDL stands for high-density lipoprotein, and LDL stands for low-density lipoprotein.
www.foxnews.com/health/2013/02/15/great-cholesterol-myth/Feb 17, 2013 - “It's not even really a good predictor of heart disease,” Bowden said. ... and half the people with elevated cholesterol have normal hearts.”.