Side Effects of Cholesterol Drugs Lipitor Safe Natural Alternatives
Hi. I'm Chaudhry.I'm going to talk about the double jeopardy of high cholesterol and the side effects ofcholesterol drugs. The cholesterol drugs which are being usedto lower cholesterol are called statins. This group includes Lipitor, which is probablythe most popular drug all over the world. By the way, it produces approximately 12 to14 billion dollars for Pfizer every year. The next popular statin is Crestor. Thereis the Zocor, Prevachol, and the very first statin called Mevacor which was developedapproximately 25 or 30 year ago. So these drugs work by interfering with thesynthesis or the production of cholesterol
by the liver.And when they do that they do it threw a mechanism which interferes with the production of someessential proteins which we need. And because of that they cause side effects.The major side effects include myalgias, which is defined as muscle soreness, muscle weakness,pains, sometimes joint pains. They cause headache, constipation and otherGI disorders. Some of which can be quite serious. And according to the recently published JupiterStudy, now they are known to cause mental confusion, type 2 diabetes. And the GI disordersactually are reported to cause even death. And we know from the previous experience thestatins can cause muscle damage which can
lead to kidney failure which can also be fatal.So, the number of people who are experiencing significant side effects is increasing becausethe number of people who are using these statin drugs is also increasing gradually.Approximately 104 million of the American adult population is known to have high cholesterol.So you can think that even if 50% of them are on drug therapy about 1015% of them areexperiencing side effects. So what do we doé So you're not alone frankly,if you are having side effects. Having high cholesterol is bad enough so whyput up with the side effectsé Fortunately there are natural alternativesavailable now which are effective to lower
cholesterol.They are Tocotrienols, which are natural, quite effective.Red Yeast Rice, which is also natural and very effective, can lower cholesterol anywherefrom 3045%. Then the other natural alternatives are plantbased and the most effective among them is Beta Sitosterol which works through the absorptionmechanism of cholesterol. And the last one is the group of probioticsdiscovered to lower cholesterol. So these agents can be combined with eachother and the first two actually their combination is as effective as any statin to lower cholesterol.So because these ingredients are available,
they are based on research and scientificstudies. So when you go to see your , ask himif he would like to use one of these natural remedies to help you get to your cholesterolgoal.
Medication statins muscle aches
Do you take statinsé Do your muscles acheéYou're not alone Muscle pain not well defined in most statinstudies Shereen Jegtvig writing for Reuters reportedthat studies evaluating cholesterollowering drugs might find more muscle problems if theydid a better job of defining and asking about muscle pain, suggests a new review. Researchers say 10 to 25 percent of realworldpatients on statins report having muscle problems, but al trials consider these side effectsto be rare. â€œA lot of patients complain about . . . muscleaching while they're on statins,â€�
Paul D. Thompson told Reuters Health. Thompson, who worked on the study, is chiefof cardiology at Hartford in Connecticut. Comment: I see at least one patient a daywho complains of muscle aches while on statins.