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I have moderately elevated cholesterol levels, and am prescribe statin drugs. Which control it nicely, but cause erectile dysfunction. Alternatives?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Different dose or me

Compliance with medication is affected when problems arise, especially ed.
Try switching to a different statin, lower the dose & combine with another cholesterol medication. Consider a stress test b/c ED and coronary artery blockage are connected. Decrease your animal fat including dairy and eat more plants. Add coq10 200mg to help with statin side effects and fish oil to help with triglyceride.

In brief: Different dose or me

Compliance with medication is affected when problems arise, especially ed.
Try switching to a different statin, lower the dose & combine with another cholesterol medication. Consider a stress test b/c ED and coronary artery blockage are connected. Decrease your animal fat including dairy and eat more plants. Add coq10 200mg to help with statin side effects and fish oil to help with triglyceride.
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Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
I'd be concerned that the ED may be related to cholesterol buildup in the arteries that feed your sexual organs. Talk to your doc about PAD.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Talk to your MD

Statins are wonderful medicines to lower cholesterol and help control your lipid levels.
They can have some side effects which are bothersome such as muscle weakness and myopathy. You should discuss this with your family md and find out whether he would recommend treatment for erectile dysfunction or change your statin and see if another would not have the same effect.

In brief: Talk to your MD

Statins are wonderful medicines to lower cholesterol and help control your lipid levels.
They can have some side effects which are bothersome such as muscle weakness and myopathy. You should discuss this with your family md and find out whether he would recommend treatment for erectile dysfunction or change your statin and see if another would not have the same effect.
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