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.
Statins (HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors) are known to cause a form of muscle pain and weakness, liver abnormalities and, in severe cases, rhabdomyolysis, a muscle condition that can lead to kidney failure.
My name is Mick. I am 50 years old and, for the past 10 years, I’ve been taking 20 mg of simvastatin per day to bring down my cholesterol - it was 9.5.
Statins, commonly used to treat high cholesterol levels, may also cause symptoms of muscle tenderness and weakness.
A high cholesterol count will almost certainly send you down the road of a lifelong prescription of statins and a criminally low-fat diet.
Following the shock early last year of my husband being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, I visited my local private clinic for health screening. I am 56 years old, and had been suffering with fatigue,