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Do Statins Cause Memory Loss
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
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?
Should i go off statins? I am female, 70 yrs old, overweight. Since taking them i feel llike my muscles are melting and brain function and memory is d
Common side effect: Statins are known to cause muscle pains. If that is what you refer to as 'melting' then it may be so. Some are more likely to cause this side effect than others. Also keep in mind that there are other drugs that may serve you well in reducing cholesterol. So i encourage you to contact your doctor to let him know of your symptoms and allow him the chance to plan your next move. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is coq10 (ubiquinol 50 mg) safe for chf/ckd patient? Was on statin, discontinued 6 months ago due to neuropathic issues, myoglobin in urine, but muscle loss persist. What is a good test for cariomyopathy and which specialist treats myog/muscle loss?
Yes: Studies of coenzyme Q10 use in patients with CHF were dosed at 100 mg 3 times a day and studies showed improved exercise tolerance. Studies of coenzyme Q10 for statin-induced muscle aches are typically dosed around 200 mg once a day. Testing for cardiomyopathy requires a full cardiac workup by a cardiologist, treating muscle loss depends on the cause, consult your internist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Astt 88 ALT 188 non smoker occasional drinker 50 yo female on statins..Any other cause for the elevation? Never been elevated before
Combination: It may be a combination of factors. Discuss with your pcp. He may suggest some other tests, including an ultrasound of your liver. ...Read more
Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more
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