More negative effects of statin use on your health. Statins are widely prescribed to lower "bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart problems. BTW, The Affordable Care Act predicted that there would be 15 million plus new statin users. But are they actually causing much more harm than good? Statin drugs are more commonly known by their brand names Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor. The use of these drugs spiked spending in the US and now these consumers have a lot to worry about.
A recent study stated that statins have an impact on the biological properties of stem cells, thus explaining their adverse effects. These "adverse" effects include an advancement in the aging process, myopathy (muscle pain/weakness), neurological side effects and an increased risk of diabetes. They "make cells unable to repair properly, create nerve problems, and destroy memory."
The researchers involved in this particular study suggested that the health problems that come along with statin use have been "downplayed". Patients taking statins to lower cholesterol have been experiencing cataracts, fatigue, liver problems, muscle pain and memory loss. They cause the onset of new health issues and worsen existing conditions.
Despite the known negative effects of statin use, the FDA still says that patients should not be afraid to use them! The FDA actually notes on its website that "Cognitive (brain-related) impairment, such as memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion, has been reported by some statin users" and that "People being treated with statins may have an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes". The deputy director for safety in the FDA's Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products (DMEP) says that "This new information should not scare people off statins. Their benefit is indisputable, but they need to be taken with care and knowledge of their side effects."
Why not skip the statins and re-evaluate your diet, exercise and sleep patterns. I start with a microbiome makeover first for cardiac patients. We make swift dietary changes because the patient does not have time to waste. I add in strategic and safe nutraceuticals which do not increase the risk of Type II diabetes, aging or cognitive issues.
I always check for elevated lead, mercury and other metals as they are associated with cardiovascular disease. Ozone chelation is recommended for elevated heavy metals.
Second Nature patients take Xymogen's 5-MTHFR, CholeRex, D3 5000, Cardio Essentials, CoMax Ubiquinol and LipiChol.