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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


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Can i take my statin and thyroid with the cambogia garcinia extract?

Can i take my statin and thyroid with the cambogia garcinia extract?

Cambogia: There is no good evidence for effectiveness of cambogia. You need your statin and thyroid presumably. Why would you want to take something no one knows is effective? ...Read more

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Is cambogia garcinia ok w/statin & thyroid?

Yes, but: Why waste your $$ on something that you don't know what it is, what it's supposed to do, what harm it can cause, etc. This supplement has been documented to do absolution nothing positive for any medical problem. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Cholesterol has gone up ever since my thyroid went bad. Why put me on statins?

Cholesterol has gone up ever since my thyroid went bad. Why put me on statins?

Talk to your doctor: Not sure what you mean by "thyroid went bad" but in general, if you are hypothyroid, we should treat the hypothyroidism first to see your actual baseline cholesterol level but it also depends on where your level is at now and your risk factors. Your doctor could explain the reason why he/she thinks it's necessary to start a statin now. ...Read more

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Are statins safe?

Are statins safe?

Yes: Statin medications used to treat high cholesterol are considered safe. As with all medications and medical procedures, we weigh the risks vs. The benefits. The risks of statins is very low (may adversely affect the liver but this is rare) and the benefits are great (significant reduction in heart disease and stroke.) discuss this with your doctor, in light of your individual medical conditions. ...Read more

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Where will statin pain occur?

Where will statin pain occur?

statin pain: When statins cause muscle pain, it can be generalized or just localized to the most heavily worked muscle groups. Often the leg muscles in runners or exercise walkers. It is often helped by coq empirically but should be evaluated by your dr. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

2 different ways: Hypothyroid includes weight gain, slower mental processes, fatigue, constipation, reduced menstruation... Hyperthyroid includes weight loss, shakiness, elevated blood pressure, rapid heart rate, feeling hot.... See your doctor or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for thyroidism?

What are the symptoms for thyroidism?

Fatige/dry skin/cons: The following symptoms fatigue dry skin constipation unexplained weight gain depression slow heart rate thinning hair heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods muscle weakness hoarseness puffy face constipation thinning hair increase sensitivity to cold impaired memory elevated blood cholesterol level muscle ache and joint pains syptoms get worse if not treated with thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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What's the cheapest effective statin drug?

Walmart: Lovastatin (mevacor), and pravastatin (pravachol) are available from walmart and many other pharmacies for $4 (for a month's supply). Simvastatin (zocor) is available generically but costs about $30 for a month's supply (20 mg). Atorvastatin (lipitor) has also become generic but i don't have access to the price. A double strength pill of any of the above cut in half will cut your cost in half. ...Read more

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Is there any side efect of statin if yes then what?

Yes-side effects : Statins have been studied for many years. They are the most effective means of reducing dangerous lipid levels. Side effects include benign muscular aches (10%) all the way up to rhabdomyolisis (1 in 5000). One percent show transient liver enzyme elevations of significance . Rarely these can lead to liver injury. Other side effects like memory/cognitive losses, GI or visual abnl occur also. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more