I had a stroke about 18 years ago, at age 42. Afterwards, my right arm and leg were useless and, although I could talk, for about six months, my speech was ‘gibberish’. Thanks to therapy, my speech improved
A patient suffered from Shingles as when they started taking atorvastatin.
Re the Case Study in WDDTY vol 12 no 11, I too have had problems with simvastatin. I am 40 years old and have familial high cholesterol.
Heart failure is epidemic in the UK and US, and so is statin use. Millions of patients are taking statins, which are increasingly more potent and enthusiastically prescribed in ever-higher dosages.
In India, as many as 10 per cent of the affluent urban upper classes now fall victim to coronary artery disease, a figure approaching the levels of their counterparts in the more developed countries.
Statins are the new wonder drugs now used to prevent everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's. But new evidence from a Finnish doctor shows that statins don't lower cholesterol which, in any c ...
The CARE (Cholesterol and Recurrent Events) trials, involving several American, Canadian and British university hospitals, used pravastatin to lower cholesterol in patients with a previous heart a ...
Your cholesterol levels are a little on the high side. Almost without thinking, your doctor reaches for his pad to write a prescription for a statin - it is, after all, best practice.
So what's your response? Up to quite recently, possibly not a lot.
* Diet as good as drugs for reducing cholesterol
The Food and Drug Administration, the American drugs regulator, has admitted that plant sterols in oils, viscous fibres (oats and barley) and almonds can all reduce cholesterol.
Cholesterol may not be the great killer after all, a major study in Copenhagen has discovered. Only those with cholesterol blood levels in the top 5 per cent are at risk from heart disease. ... ...