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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?

I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin).  How long does the niacin stay in your body..  Flushing?

Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read more

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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

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Is it common to develop GERD during 2nd trimester? My mother did. I feel breathless during meal. I'm Slow eater and eat healthy. Advice?

Is it common to develop GERD during 2nd trimester? My mother did. I feel breathless during meal. I'm Slow eater and eat healthy. Advice?

GERD DURING PREGNANC: GERD can happen in any trimester of pregnancy more common in second and third trimester.Eat smaller meals more times than two or three meals a day,after you eat wait 2to3hours before you lie down,avoid late night snacksavoid spicy foods,chocolate and mint.If symptoms worse at night raise the head of the bed 6to8 inches.You can take Mallox,Rolaid or Mylanta Avoid antacids containing sodium Bicarb ...Read more

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What is some healthy heart advice please?

What is some  healthy heart advice please?

Straight stuff: Find some way of exercising that you like, and do it a lot, preferably with friends. Don't smoke. Easy on the table salt. Monitor your cholesterol and eat a diverse diet of whatever you please if it's in a decent range. Love others and cherish every minute of life. Ignore most other pop / media health claims and do your own thinking on solid evidence. That's it. Enjoy your life. ...Read more

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5ft 23yr female 248lbs. High BP & HR, PCOS, Anxiety. I also retain water & haven menstruated in 4months I eat healthy & exercise. Advice and ideas?

5ft 23yr female 248lbs. High BP & HR, PCOS, Anxiety. I also retain water & haven menstruated in 4months I eat healthy & exercise.  Advice and ideas?

Hormones: You may be suffering from a hormone deficiency, or a problem with your cells uptaking and using the hormones you are producing. If you are only 23 y/o and you are having all these issues, I would highly recommend having your primary doctor do a full blood work panel on you to see if there are any imbalances that could be treated to alleviate these issues ...Read more

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I'm going to drink a lot of water and eat healthy too! any advice on how else to reduce cellulite?

I'm going to drink a lot of water and eat healthy too! any advice on how else to reduce cellulite?

Cellulaze: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin down. The only effective and fda approved treatment is called cellulaze by cynosure. It is a one time minimally invasive procedure that permanently removes cellulite. To find a provider in your area go to www.Cynosure.Com. ...Read more

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