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is it safe to withdraw from cholesterol lowering drug

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
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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not totally safe!: You are entirely correct. No drug is totally safe. Statins, the most common cholesterol-lowering drugs, can cause serious muscle and liver damage & ne ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Contradiction in: terms. Plant sterols are drugs of unproven usefulness, but you do not want to take other drugs of proven effectiveness! Given that you have diabetes, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: How high is your cholesterol? What other risk factors, if any, do you have? How likely are you be compliant with a rigorous dietary regimen? It would ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Statins: Statins are the best drugs. Crestor (rosuvastatin) is the most potent (and the most expensive). For stats, see: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/10 ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Lipids: Low fat diet and regular aerobic exercise.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Statins: The class of drugs with the most data demonstrating efficacy are the statin class. Like anything they are not without risk although for the most part ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Diet, exercise, weig: Diet, exercise, weight loss & smoking cessation (if applucable) for starters.
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