Using Statin Drugs?

Posted by mornutrition on May 11th, 2015

Statin drugs like Lipitor (atorvastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin), Livalo (pitavastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin) and Zocor (simvastatin) and many more are commonly prescribed for lowering total cholesterol levels and reduce individual risk from heart attack or stroke.

These medications are recommended as first choice drug intervention with high success reducing all cause mortality and any cardiac events.

However, prolong use of these medications without nutritional and lifestyle changes will create a negative reaction on low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Not to say, the negative affect on insulin resistance in dyslipidemic non-diabetic individuals. Statin drugs may increase glucose levels among diabetic individuals. Statins drugs ooccasionally could cause liver damage by over production of liver enzymes, also several enzymes in the muscle cells that are responsible for muscle growth can be effected as well which can lead to muscle aches. Digestive problems like nausea, gas, diarrhea or constipation could be presented while taking these drugs over time.

Whether you need to be on a statin drugs or not, do you best to adapt healthy nutrition, high quality of food supplements and make the essential lifestyle change to reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetic.


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