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Herbal alternative statin

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: They are no true herbal substitutes and that includes red rice and yeast, .

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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 15 years experience
CoQ10 ; O-3's!: Coq10 is a great anti-oxidant that can helps prevent muscle pain that can be caused by high-dose statins. I am + for the slco1b1 (statin myopathy gene... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Kalra
Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes: There are alternatives but not preferred.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes, lifestyle mod-: Ifications can have significant effects )diet, exercise, weight loss, no smoking, moderate alcohol at most.
A 36-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 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey estelle Zietsman
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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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
Cardiology 14 years experience
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
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
No,and maybe: Stains will significantly lower LDL and stabilize plaques and may even cause regression of the plaque. Primary prevention with statins is also well do... Read More

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