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Re: elderly patients, can you temporarily stop 'muscle damaging' cholesterol meds once the good: bad ratio is under control?
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Not really
If the cholesterol medication is working and your cholesterol is at goal then you will need to stay on the medication to maintain this .
The medication is monitered by lab work for liver and muscle damage. Ofcourse symptoms are monitered as well. Unless a secondary cause of the high cholesterol is found and fixed, most are on the drug for life& coming off the med will only cause the chol to rise.

In brief: Not really
If the cholesterol medication is working and your cholesterol is at goal then you will need to stay on the medication to maintain this .
The medication is monitered by lab work for liver and muscle damage. Ofcourse symptoms are monitered as well. Unless a secondary cause of the high cholesterol is found and fixed, most are on the drug for life& coming off the med will only cause the chol to rise.
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Dr. Yee Wing Tong
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Cure muscle damage
Tissue damage can be cured by restoring health.
I cure all kind of chronic pain and other disorders using an east/west therapy called nbe without drugs. Check out thousands of cases from radio shows, youtube and patient letter testimonies posted on cowww.Drtong.M. Most patients felt dramatic relief with their very first nbe treatment. Lifestyle and diet modification can result in a long-term cure.
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