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Doctor insights on: Can Statins Help You Lose Weight

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Diagnose metabolic syndrome now loss 25kg and tg125, hdl51, ldl54 , total cho.130 my weight now 81kg tall178 age 29 nosmoking could stop medicine statin?

Diagnose metabolic syndrome now loss 25kg and tg125, hdl51, ldl54 , total cho.130 my weight now 81kg tall178 age 29 nosmoking could stop medicine statin?

You could try: But your cholesterol will probably return closer to original level. Try reducing dose first. Congratulations on weight loss, I am sure it took lots of discipline. Consult with your doctor, but halve the dose of statin and re-measure your lipid pane two months later. ...Read more

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What exactly is coq10, a substance the body loses in the presence of statins?

What exactly is coq10, a substance the body loses in the presence of statins?

Statin-myalgia: Muscle pain due to statin has different mechanisms, some are genetic factors, toxic effect of the drug on mitochondria, others due to coenzyme q10 or vit d deficiency taking vit d or coenzyme q10, lowering the dose of statin or changing to another drug can help some people with their myalgia. ...Read more

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Is it true that statin drugs cause weight gain?

Weight gain: Yes, statinscan cause weight. They seem to cause a craving for carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take high dosage statins (40mgs) when lost weight & colestrol in body has reduced ?

Statins: Statins lower blood cholesterol, and can be life saving. Has weight loss lowered your blood cholesterol? How much? What other medical conditions do you have. If you are at high risk of heart disease (eg. Previous heart attack, diabetes, multiple risk factors) you should probably stay on the statin. The risk of side effects from statins are generally quite low. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true that antidepressants &/or statins cause weight gain?

Is it true that antidepressants &/or statins cause weight gain?

Anti-Depressants: One of the side effects of anti-depressants can be weight gain, I am not aware of this side effect with statins. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Statin, other medicines and niacin intolerance. Tc 240. Ldl146. Hdl 85 tr 45. Diet and weight good and exercise.What more can I do to reduce tc. ?

Statin, other medicines and niacin intolerance. Tc 240. Ldl146. Hdl 85 tr 45. Diet and weight good and exercise.What more can I do to reduce tc. ?

Eliminate sugar: Highly limit all food products that contain or break down to simple carbohydrates. Increase exercise to 45 minutes per day, spread out over day, of brisk walking during which singing becomes difficult. ...Read more

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I have 154 ldl/91 hdl/67 triglycerides. Should i start taking a statin to lower cholesterol? I'm 67, female, in good general health and weight

I have 154 ldl/91 hdl/67 triglycerides.  Should i start taking a statin to lower cholesterol? I'm 67, female, in good general health and weight

Not enough info: You do not provide the cholesterol or triglycerides. It does not look like a statin deal and i never prescribed them anyway. Sugar is much more dangerous than fats. ...Read more

Statins (Definition)

Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more