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should i take a statin

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: What are your breakdown of your cholesterol numbers such as your ldl, hdl, and triglycerides? You want to always start with a low fat diet and exerci ... Read More
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Dr. Yu Sun answered
14 years experience Cardiology
Not first: Stain treatment is not the only choice, you have good family history for heart disase but bad for diabetes, the firs thing for the high cholesterol is ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
No reason for statin: Having a low HDL is not a reason to start taking a statin. Exercise is the best way to get your HDL up. If you are overweight, lose weight. Eat hea ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
40 years experience Cardiology
Maybe: Stop all alcohol and repeat bloodtest in 3 weeks. If still high your doctor will need to look for a different reason. Moderate your alcohol and don ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Evening: The best time is when you remember to take it.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on how much: You can control your LDL cholesterol with diet and exercise. Oftentimes, LDL chol level is genetically determined and not affected by life style chan ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Generally not: Check with your doctor. A healthy 29 year old without significant risk factors and a normal cholesterol level does not need a statin. If you have un ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmad
16 years experience Endocrinology
2-4 weeks: If you have stopped your statin, i would wait 6 weeks amd get your cholesterol checked.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No...but: Statins are designed to be taken daily. There are however instances where periodic dosing is used to reduced side effects in individuals who did not ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Statin: Often the results with statins are a little better if they are taken in the evening or night. It is not an absolute necessity however.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The main side effects from statins are that they deplete the body of CoQ10. CoQ10 is a chemical in the mitochondria of your cells and it is a main che ... Read More
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