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Natural Alternatives To Crestor
Is there any natural things to lower cholesterol , currently on crestor and wirry about long term effects.?
Natural may help: The long term effects of statins like Crestor are usually minimal and easy to monitor for by doing simple blood tests and talking to your doctor. Statins also are more effective at lowering certain type of cholesterol than natural drugs. If you really need to get the cholesterol down because of other health problems (diabetes, heart disease) then a statin is best. Otherwise fish oil and diet work! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Crestor is the brand name for rosuvastatin, one of several "statin" medications that inhibit hmg co-a reductase, the rate limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. These medications increase the number of LDL receptors that bind and remove LDL particles from the circulation. Statins have been shown to significantly reduce heart attack, death from heart ...Read more
I have been prescribed simvastatin in place of crestor. Is this an acceptable alternative? I have had less side effects as a result :)
Yes: Yes it is , although it is less potent. ...Read more
Had a cadio cath via wrist, all normal except LAD 30%, given statins crestor 5mg daily, have liver ezy raised already is there alternative.
See your doctor: Would try an alternative statin type medication as they have the most compelling data for prevention of future events and limiting progression of your corn art disease. You should also be eating a plant based diet as much as possible. Watch the video forks over knives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it an acceptable alternative for a 68 year old very active male to take 1500mg non-flush niacin instead of 5mg crestor?
Depends: It depends what lipids disorders need to be target. If the problem is HDL alone or the LDL is normal and you do not ned a statin like Crestor then is ok, but if you have a high ldl, then this must be target first and then recheck the rest of the profile. I bet you will have more side effects from Niacin than from Crestor 5 mg. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Is there any problem in splitting a 20 mg crestor toachieve the 10 mg daily dose? It cuts the cost in half.
Statin - Rosuvastati: Crestor is the brand name for rosuvastatin, one of several "statin" medications that inhibit hmg co-a reductase, the rate limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. These medications increase the number of LDL receptors that bind and remove LDL particles from the circulation. Statins have been shown to significantly reduce heart attack, death from heart attack, and ischemic stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Be Taken Anytime: Some statins (pravachol, zocor, mevacor) have very short half-lives (2-4 hours) and have a better effect if taken at night. This is because the medication works by decreasing cholesterol synthesis which is increased during the evening hours. Other statins (lipitor, crestor) have very long half-lives (14-18 hours) and have equal effect if taken in the morning or evening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: Treatment of elevated lp(a) is a bit tough. Potent statins can mitigate the risk by lowering the ldl-cholesterol level as much as possible (below 70 mg/dl), since that particle is tied to the ldl-c molecule. Estrogen therapy in women, Niacin in both sexes, and in the future, cholesterol ester transfer protein inhibitors (if they come to market) may lower lp(a) levels. ...Read more
Not necessarily: For those unfortunate people who have had heart attacks or a genetic predisposition to very high cholesterol (especially ldl), a statin is probably recommended for life. Otherwise, there are lifestyle changes that can sometimes work as well as statins, including a diet rich in fiber, whole grains, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, regular exercise and weight loss. ...Read more
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