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Does Cholesterol Medicine Pravastatin Make You Gain Weight
Not reported side ef: Interesting question. Not a reported side effect. A few studies have reported a decrease in androgen levels in both men and women on pravastatin. This could potentially lead to fat accumulation in the abdomen. I would however look for other more common causes and especially be sure to check the thyroid function. ...Read more
My latest LDL 88 HDL 46 trgl 115 tc 153, would you consider taking cholesterol medicine for these numbers such as 10 mg pravachol (pravastatin).?
Depends on Particles: Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to LDL (ldl-p) and HDL (hdl-p) particle number. Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable, ldl-c and hdl-c levels often disagree with ldl-p and hdl-p. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p and hdl-p, not ldl-c or hdl-c. For high risk patients ldl-p goal is < 1000 (option < 800), otherwise goal is < 1300. ...Read more
LDLHDLnotCholesterol: Yes/some. But Cholesterol: a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell; building block of each cell membrane (enables fluidity & not tearing) fundamental to survival of every animal cell & animal movement. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. LDL ≤700 nmol/l & Large-HDL ≥9 µmol/l). Cholesterol ↓$, but misleading. ...Read more
In general, can cholesterol reducing medication, such as, fenofibrate and pravastatin be prescribed concurrently?
Yes: Combination therapy is useful to grt to goal. ...Read more
I have been prescribed pravastatin sodium 20mg for cholesterol, I'm concerned about it's long term side effects I'm a diabetic.
Monitor: It's an effective medication and widely used. You should take it, especially as a diabetic. Just keep close follow up with your physician. ...Read more
My cholesterol is 156, triglycerides 121, HDL 51 and LDL 81. I'm taking pravachol (pravastatin) right now should I countinue taking it or can I stop?
Continue: Your labs are likely better because you are on medication. If you stop your cholesterol will go up again. ...Read more
My father had a hs, CRP level of 4.7, high cholesterol &a calcium score-1. How significant is this? He started pravastatin which lowered it to 1.8.
Risk factors: An elevated hscrp and cholesterol are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. His calcium score is low (good). Pravastatin helps lower the total and ldl cholesterol. He should follow a proper diet, maintain normal blood pressure and weight (a dietitian helps), not smoke, and exercise regularly after passing a treadmill stress test. Taking a baby aspirin daily may be worthwhile if his MD agrees. ...Read more
Which statins offer cardiac help when there is CAD with normal cholesterol that you recommend to ur patients: pravastatin, simvastatin or atorvastatin?
Diet, wt. Loss 1st,,: You've got a normal cholesterol and a condition of being overweight. Depending on the extent of your cad, it would be smart to talk to your doctor about a reasonable exercise program first. This and diet would help control the CAD without statins which have many side effects and seem to just lower cholesterol. If diet and exercise fail, then drug therapy should be carefully considered. ...Read more
My father is taking pravastatin 20mg for high cholesterol. Total cholesterol, LDL & HDL are normal but triglycerides are 250. Why is this & what to do?
Change medication.: Assuming he is following a prudent, cholesterol-lowering diet and exercise plan, Pravastatin is not created with the intent of lowering the triglycerides, no matter what dose he tries. Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Crestor will lower the cholesterol at safe doses, but they may be more expensive than Pravastatin, depending on his insurance plan. But they will lower the triglycerides and keep LDL and HDL in check. ...Read more
My father has high cholesterol and essential thrombocytosis (myloprolifitive disorder) his hs, CRP elevated at 4.5. Pravastatin & aspirin good treatm?
Can I take green coffee bean supplements wfish oil-omega 3 1200mg x 2 caltrate 600d x 2 40 mg corgard (nadolol) for md mvp 80 mg pravastatin for cholesterol?
Sure but + & - are?: We have millions of compounds in our body, of our own production. You are worrying about a few supplements, some complex (beans); some very refined (pravachol) & intensively studied. By law, dshea 1994, see fda.Gov, if sold otc as a dietary supplement, the marketers are exempt from evaluating or proving their claims, so who knows? Ans: no one. Are trials of complex combo’s done? No; who would pay? ...Read more
What would happen if I don't take my cholesterol medicine? Simvastatine medicine gives me bad headaches
Is it normal to have your thoughts be on clear and feel wired? Just stop taking cholesterol medicine. I have not sleep good for 1week.
Let your doctor know: If you stop any medication, your PCP should know about it, even if it's just a cholesterol medication. Your insomnia, or inability to sleep well may or may not be a result of stopping your medications. Other factors may be at play. Your energy level may be wired as many cholesterol lowering drugs affect Co Q 10 levels, which can make you feel more energetic now, and feel like sleeping less. ...Read more
Ldl 88 HDL 46 tg 115 tc 153. Ldl-p 874 hdl-p 35.8 small ldl-p 352 LDL size 20.5 lp (a) 34 homocyst 9.0. Any risk or cholesterol medicine needed? .
LDL&HDL Not Nonsense: Atherosclerosis begins ~age7, cholesterol (a fat made by all our cells) never been correct issue; promoted because (as a fat within all lipoproteins) ↓$ to measure & if very ↑ (esp. Fasting) tends to correlate with ↑ LDL particle concentrations. In 1970's lipoprotein measurements $5, 000/sample; later 1990s NMR particle test $100. Ldl-p <700 & hdl-p >40 low risk; small ldl-p bad, check hba1c ≤5.0%. ...Read more
We make most:
Cholesterol at that time and so drugs to block the process had better be there then. Frankly, this is more the older medicine that didn't last as long in the system and this hasn't been tested with atorvastatin as much.
But it is due to when we make the cholesterol (night) NOT anything to do with the dtug. ...Read more
Stop the: Medicine & talk to your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: It would be a good idea unless lifestyle modifications yield desired results. ...Read more
Is there a safe cholesterol lowering drug that isn't a risk for diabetes, I'm a 55 y/o woman and scared I can get the disease from the meds! Advice?
Need more info:
It is not feasible to make a suggestion, without knowing more about your health. Drugs may not be needed to lower cholesterol, if you can make the requisite life style changes. You may consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20181958
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Yes: Yes the two are often prescribed together. ...Read more
I'm 24 with a high cholesterol (254)...When should I consider taking cholesterol medicine? (i'm trying to improve it with diet and exercise)
Not an issue for:
Self treatment. I trust that you are under the care of a physician and should discuss the issue with her/him. In the mean time, if you are overweight, try to lose weight. Reduce intake of saturated fats. Keep up the exercise, but plan to see your doctor. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178. ...Read more
Cholesterol: If you exercise your legs, you can get leg pain regardless of medicine. The statin drugs are often associated with muscle aches but less often with real muscle problems. ...Read more
My LDL is 140 and my total cholesterol is 216. Do I need cholesterol medicine if my tryglycerides are 75 and my HDL is 61?
Cholesterol, LDL: From the Framingham heart and other studies the LDL hypothesis is held to give LDL value as a strong risk factor for atherosclerotic disease, At age 64 something untoward likely will occur within the next 44 years, there is a good statistical probability it will be a vascular event. ...Read more
Safe, may not help:
Garcinia Camboigia is generally safe & should be OK with those meds, but many research studies show it has little if any benefit- see http://authoritynutrition. Com/garcinia-cambogia-extract/
& the link there for a"proven way to lose weight."
There is no substitute for changing your diet to lose weight, though this supplement is more likely to be helpful than Garcinia: http://tinyurl. Com/q46f4l5 ...Read more
So how long will it take to start feeling normal after stop taking the cholesterol medicine and will my Q 10 levels are just on their own or do I have to take another form of medication?
Statin adversity: Interestingly, the original application for statin approval in the US included Co Q 10 as a combined med! FDA would not approve because Co Q10 is a nutrient. Still, all statins reduce muscle Co Q10, not just in skeletal muscles but in myocardium as well. Stopping the statin is important when its adversity mounts but taking hi quality Co Q10 is truly beneficial too. Dietary meat helps a bit. ...Read more
I am 50, menopaused since 3 yrs and have a total cholesterol of 281 mg%/ LDL 194 and HDL 60. Should I take a cholesterol lowering drug?
Taking blood pressure and cholesterol medicine. My liver enzymes were elevated. Is this dangerous. What should I do?
No: In fact they are commonly used together as both conditions often occur in many of the people together. ...Read more
Not long ago started taking high blood pressure and high cholesterol medicine. I feel off. Is this normal?
Could be.: Medications can cause various effects, some of which are only temporary. If the symptoms is bothersome, please do go back to the prescribing doctor and have him/her reevaluate. You could try a different medicine to see if things improve. Often they do. ...Read more