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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: We would have to know your ldl and hdl levels as well as any other risk factors in order to advise you.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely yes: Most likely yes. You are very young so if you already have nafld and elevated cholesterol, you need to protect your liver from further damage. Chang ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
Depends : Statin use is determined by your endocrinologist or internal medicine specialist, after history taking and physical checks they will order a bunch of ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Frequent check : Discuss it with your doctor -- you may need to check the liver enzymes every three months.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Statin: Your HDL is in a good range and that is protective. The following link discusses the guidelines: https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommend ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: What was your cardiac c reactive protein level? Many authorities, believe that this is more of an indicator and predictor of heart disease than chole ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
MI: You should have this discussion with your doctor. I generally recommend a patient such as you be on therapy for life. A statin, beta blocker and aspir ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
Yes: and they stabilize unstable (vulnerable) arterial plaques. They also have side effects that could be serious. Do not start any without MD advise!
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
18 years experience Cardiology
Myth: You might need it lifelong in certain conditions but nothing in life is an absolute. This is especially true for a med started on a 28 year old.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes but . . .: Statins are an excellent medication for lowering cholesterol regardless of how you eat. Obviously, it'd be better if you didn't need to take said medi ... Read More
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