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does lipitor help with hyperlipidemia

A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Depends: They are all effective. It really depends on how much lipid lowering you need. Rosuvastatin is the most potent. Discuss with your doctor.
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Dr. Xin-Nong Li
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Those are good : Those combinations are good. Which one is good for you depends on how you tolerate its side effect.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Risk of diseases: There are different type of hyperlipidemias and each has somewhat different health risks. High cholesterol is associated with atherosclerotic cardiov ... Read More
Dr. Martin Bress
50 years experience Internal Medicine
See below.: Hyperlipidemia refers to elevated cholesterol and/or elevated triglycerides and low HDL (good cholesterol). These abnormalities are important becaus ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperlipidemia: Hyperlipidemia means you have elevated bad chlesterol and may be elevated triglycerides.With time the bad cholesterol gets deposited in the inner lini ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: You may consult this site for info on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/hyperlipidemia-overview#1
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: 2A has excess LDL and 2b has excess LDL and VLDL. Consult this site for more information. http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/simplepage.cfm?ID=x2002061706351 ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
Lipitor (atorvastatin) side effects: Lipitor (atorvastatin) like other statins can cause abnormal liver tests and/or muscle aches and pains. These are evaluated using a blood test after ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Diet exercise & Meds: Treatment is geared to the type of hyperlipidemia. The general modalitie are diet low in saturated fats and carbohydrates, weight loss throug diet an ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
49 years experience Cardiology
Yes, but not common: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is one of many drugs in the statin class, that work dominantly in the liver. Abnormalities of liver tests & muscle enzymes may ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
lipitor (atorvastatin): If you are doing a good diet and exercise program then you can lose weight while taking lipitor (atorvastatin). Lipitor (atorvastatin) itself won't ca ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Careful: Small amount of wine is usually tolerated in patients on statin therapy. However since statins could cause problems with the liver, caution is advised ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
see below: It is a blood sample and should include: total cholesterol, ldl, HDL and triglycerides. It should be measured after a 12 hour fast.

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