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A 29-year-old male asked:

Could 29y old stop taking atorvastatin after 3 years treatment now good level of trig. and ldl and hdl also keeped with diet eating ?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Maybe possible: Statins do have a number of nasty adverse events on occasion, and other meds exist to lower lipids. Diet and exercise often can substitute for meds. Red yeast rice, similar to a statin might be employed, and increasing fiber intake may also be of benefit. Your doctor can help guide these changes.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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However, the alternatives do not seem to significantly lower cardiac risk.
Mar 10, 2014
Dr. Milton Mintz
A Verified Doctoranswered
69 years experience
Get lipids checked: Then start cutting dose to 1/2 daily for three months, ; reck!--- is there a family history of lipididemia, early heart attacks or diabetes?- a 29 year old with lipid problems usually has other problems?
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
No: If there is a positive family history and you have significant lipid elevations i would urge you stay on statins permanently. Their long term value is enormous and the risk are small.
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Last updated Mar 7, 2015

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