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Are statins always necessary for treating high blood pressure?

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Dr. Andrew Freeman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Statins or hmg co a reductase inhibitors are used to treat dyslipidemia or high cholesterol -- not high blood pressure.

In brief: No

Statins or hmg co a reductase inhibitors are used to treat dyslipidemia or high cholesterol -- not high blood pressure.
Dr. Andrew Freeman
Dr. Andrew Freeman
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Dr. Binyomin Nemon
Family Medicine

In brief: NO

Statins are not per sew for treating high blood pressure (hypertension) rather they are for treating high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia).
And no they are not the only way to treatr hyperlipidemia, but they are the most effective medications for this. The proven most effective statin in the class (mg for mg) is Rosuvastatin (crestor). And no, I have no financial relationship with manufacturer.

In brief: NO

Statins are not per sew for treating high blood pressure (hypertension) rather they are for treating high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia).
And no they are not the only way to treatr hyperlipidemia, but they are the most effective medications for this. The proven most effective statin in the class (mg for mg) is Rosuvastatin (crestor). And no, I have no financial relationship with manufacturer.
Dr. Binyomin Nemon
Dr. Binyomin Nemon
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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine

In brief: Wrong condition

Statins are used to treat an elevated cholesterol level.
If you have high blood pressure and high cholesterol you may need to be on a statin and a blood pressure lowering agent.

In brief: Wrong condition

Statins are used to treat an elevated cholesterol level.
If you have high blood pressure and high cholesterol you may need to be on a statin and a blood pressure lowering agent.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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