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Are there alternatives for statins

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Dr. Sumit Kalra
20 years experience Cardiology
Yes: There are alternatives but not preferred.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
NO: No.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
NO: They do not.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: They are no true herbal substitutes and that includes red rice and yeast, .
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
For medications no,: but you can reduce your statin dosage with exercise and fish oils either dietary supplement EPA or Vascepa
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey estelle Zietsman
Specializes in General Practice
Atorvastatin?: No brand of rosuvastatin is on the Discovery formulary, but atorvastatin and simvastatin are. Try atorvastatin first (any brand) and if you don't lik ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Alternative??: Statins just may be the most efficient medication line ever created to help lower the death rate of our population. Sure, there are side affects, as w ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Statin: Mediterranean diet and lots of aerobic exercise. If you are doing the best you can with diet and exercise then if more lipid lowering is appropriate t ... Read More
A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Partly helpful.: While bile acid sequestrants can help lower cholesterol, statins not only lower the LDL ("bad cholesterol"), but also have what are termed "pleiotropi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
13 years experience Cardiology
Diet and exercise: There are several non-statin medications that can improve cholesterol numbers, but the majority of evidence suggests that statins are the only agents ... Read More

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