Statins And Memory Loss: Is there a link?

September 20, 2016 4:16 pm

statins and memory loss

The risk of taking statins is a subject that continues to be debated and tested. Though researchers continue to make strides in favor of the effective cholesterol-lowering drugs, consumer reports and patient feedback suggest there may still be some work to do. Several of the most common and severe side effects of statin use are well known to the medical community. However, a recent side effect getting attention is impaired memory and cognitive ability.

Make sure you don’t mix grapefruit and statins

September 15, 2016 9:00 am

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As you learn more about your diet and how important nutrition is to your overall health, you’ll sometimes be surprised about what you discover. Take grapefruit, for example. Most of us love this juicy fruit, especially for breakfast. We love it so much, there’s even a special diet dedicated to it. The Grapefruit Diet. Full of Vitamin C, A, B6, Calcium and Magnesium, grapefruit does wonders for heart health, fighting cholesterol, and preventing cancer. Unfortunately , it will interfere with your statin medication.

Avoid statins if you have these 5 risk factors for myopathy

February 16, 2016 8:30 am

Aside from the 5 main considerations for statin use outlined by the National Health Service Choices website, there are other rare conditions you should look into before beginning treatment for high cholesterol. These natural risk factors are common in patients who develop myopathy, a muscular disease that causes weakness and pain. Eventually, myopathy can even lead to kidney damage.

Should you keep taking statins after your cholesterol goes down?

January 5, 2016 7:00 am

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Heart health is an ongoing process that requires life-long commitment and healthy choices. Enlisting the help of statins may have a huge positive impact on your journey to a healthier heart, but you shouldn't consider your work done when you reach your target LDL level.