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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Not much: There is not much else to choose from but some side effects are not true side effects -- please discuss this with your doctor or get a second opinion.

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not all medications.: While it's true that 1 type of cholesterol medication- statins- can marginally increase your blood sugar levels (ie, pose a small risk for diabetes), ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: It is not feasible to make a suggestion, without knowing more about your health. Drugs may not be needed to lower cholesterol, if you can make the req ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Cholesterol: If you exercise your legs, you can get leg pain regardless of medicine. The statin drugs are often associated with muscle aches but less often with re ... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Mortality : A recent cdc report shows prescription opiate abuse as the number one cause of death in us in adolescents and young adults. Other than death, dependen ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Consult doctor: Your lipid values are abnormal and you should consult a doctor for advice on diet, exercise and drug treatment. It is not a do it yourself issue.
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not really: All medications used after an ischemic stroke (cholesterol plaque rupture causing an interruption in blood flow) are treated with blood thinners. Some ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not really: It is more of an esthetic issue.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Precautions: If the elder is properly hydrated, not on medication that may suppress perspiration, can communicate if s/he experiences discomfort, a short walk is l ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Should be OK: Hi. There should be a problem using both drugs. Remember, you MUST take Fosamax (alendronate) once/week on an empty stomach with water (only, and lots ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
30 years experience Ophthalmology
It depends: There are many types of corneal implants such as intacs, corneal transplants and other more experimental devices; most not available in the usa. Plea ... Read More
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