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Is 208 high for cholesterol it was the same 8 months ago what should I try instead of zocor (simvastatin)

A . A more important number to know is the LDL (bad cholesterol) and the HDL (good cholesterol). If the HDL is high and the LDL is low then you may not need to change medications. Also you may just need a larger dose of zocor (simvastatin). You should go over the results and plan with your doctor. Take care. Read more...
Agree with Dr J. 208 per se is not dangerous, it depends on your risk factors that your doctor can evaluate. . Read more...

My cholesterol is elevated, is it advisable for me to take zocor (simvastatin)? How much milligram do I need to take? Thankyou and more power!

Depends. Depends on how high your levels are and what your goal is. Usually Simvastatin is started at 10-20mg at night. Read more...
You need a physician. I will take it that you wanted to test us here on health tap. None of us would assume to take over your care from your physician. The choice of medication and dosing will not be given to you here on health tap. Read more...
Yes. Being diabetic at your age you need to be more proactive and aggressive in lowering your risk factors including lowering your cholesterol but you have to let your doctor help you. Read more...

My cholesterol is elevated, it is advisable for me to take zocor (simvastatin)? How much milligram should I am going to take? Thank you and more power!

Check. With your physician who ordered the test. Yes, you should be taking one of the statin drugs to normalize cholesterol levels. You should also make sure your diabetes is well controlled as you want to keep your arteries healthy, exercise needs to be incorporated in your life and watch your weight! Read more...

Can you tell me about it's like to take zocor (simvastatin) or similar cholesterol lowering drugs and experienced chronic cough 2 months later?

Go see your doctor. Zocor (simvastatin) & other statins are not associated w/chronic cough, at least not to same extent as ACE inhibitors, which are used to lower blood pressure and protect heart & kidneys. Statins are more commonly linked to unexplained muscle pain/weakness. Regardless, if you suspect that you're suffering from side effect, go see prescribing doc. In meantime, check out WSJ's http://goo.gl/sy78hq. Read more...

How will facelift surgery affect my high blood pressure? I currently take high blood pressure (metoprolol) and cholesterol (zocor) medication. I am thinking about a facelift surgery to make me look a bit younger. Is my medication regimen going to effect r

As . As long as your blood pressure is controlled, you are certainly a candidate for a facelift. The risk of high blood pressure is bleeding so we do need it controlled. After surgery, pain can potentially cause your blood pressure to rise but assuming your control is good, this should not be a risk. I would consider seeing your primary care physician before surgery just to make sure your treatment is maximized. Read more...
Should be ok. You want to get medical clearance by your doctor to make sure you can tolerate your surgery and get your blood pressure optimized. You have a higher risk of a hematoma if your blood pressure is high. Read more...
Ask your doctor. If you blood pressure is under good control on medication, then the risk will be small. Any time you have pain (like after surgery), blood pressure will typically go up, even in very healthy individuals. You should see your family doctor or internist for a preoperative assessment before your surgery for optimal safety. Read more...
Bleeding. Having high blood pressure adds to the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Your surgeon should know about your medication and your physician needs to have your blood pressure under control prior to surgery. The anesthesiologist will need to keep your pressure low during surgery and you should keep taking your medication before and after surgery. Read more...
Control is key. Many facelift patients have high blood pressure. The key is that the blood pressure is controlled with adequate medications. Consult your cardiologist, and have them coordinate with your board certified plastic surgeon. Read more...
Controlled? Controlled high blood pressure is not a contraindication for facelift surgery. Make sure your doctor knows about it and your internist/cardiologist clears you before surgery.Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a problem and surgery should be avoided or postponed untill well controlled. Read more...
Facelift and bp. A facelift will not change your blood pressure, per se. However, you need to continue your blood pressure medication in the perioperative period and control your pain to prevent pain related increases in the pressure. If your blood pressure is not well controlled, there can be issues with bleeding and bruising, Read more...

What are the side effects of simvastatin does it really help lower cholesterol?

Side effects and Yes. The commonest side effects are muscle pain and damage. Rarely rhabdomyolysis, lysis if muscle cells may occur and is a serious issue. Other side effects include liver damage. Gastro-intestinal disorders like constipation, diarrhea, skin rashes, precipitation of diabetes mellitus and neurologic problems like memory loss. Yes, it does help in lowering cholesterol. Read more...

What natural alternatives are there to simvastatin to lower cholesterol, e.G. Coenzyme q10?

Generally speaking. If you need significant cholesterol lowering diet alone is oten not enough. Diet and exercise are important parts of the treatment. Unfortunately there are no effective natural remedies. That is why medications are needed as they have been proven safe and effective when used properly. Read more...