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... Note the summary said most doctors agree, and recent studies showed, that statins were effective in preventing further cardiac events in people with CHD. ... (36 replies)
... Indeed, statins are very effective in bringing the LDL down but they have very little impact on HDL, which usually needs to be raised. ... (36 replies)
... three with CHD. All my doctors recomend i stay on statins. I've exercised and eaten properly, tried the nician diets but only statins brings my LDL's down. For me this has been a long tedious struggle trying new and different statins. ... (36 replies)

... I agree that the topic is disburbing, particularly for those of us who have no specific symptoms. We're worried about being prescribed statins as a precautionary measure rather than as a corrective measure. ... (36 replies)
... Also does it help with inflammation like statins supposedly do? ... (36 replies)
... Thanks for that information. Here in Belgium, the blood test results are all marked with the 'normal' range for that item and, for the total cholesterol/HDL ratio, different laboratories specify <4.0, <4.5 or <4.9. On statins, I am at 3.5 so my doc is happy but I must admit that I was not concerned at 6.5. The majority medical opinion seems to be to get the HDL up so I think I... (36 replies)
... In the UK, the average total cholesterol level is 5.7mmol/l. That is a lot higher than 4.5 and is representative of a cross section of the population. It is felt, rightly or wrongly, that very low levels of cholesterol are desirable for people who have CHD risk factors and/or have had heart attacks. That is where the 4.5 goal comes from. Some doctors believe that lower is... (36 replies)
... research on Niacin and I would strongly recommend you to do the same. It seems that Niacin can cause liver damage in certain cases but it is considered to be an effective medication for raising HDL levels. Apparently, it can also inhibit the effectiveness of statins in lowering LDL if taken at the same time. ... (36 replies)
... Well I was always told that 6.5 was high and that it should be below 4.5. My LDL has always been outside the upper 'normal' range and HDL outside the lower limit. Since going on statins mid last year, the LDL has come down to mid-range but HDL remains low. I guess I'm dithering about going against my doctor's advice. (36 replies)
... st the advice of your doctor in a life or death situation. However, I am more and more coming to the conclusion that doctors do not know everything and that they are often driven by commercial pressures. ... (36 replies)
... anyway. Taking a statin "just as a precaution" simply doesn't make sense. Especially since, in terms of overall mortality, the only people who benefit by taking statins are middle aged men who have already had heart attacks. You fail that test on both counts. ... (36 replies)
... Well, you know what I's all up to you mate! you know your history and risks factors, so you can judge all this to make your choice. (36 replies)
... ago, my doctor decided to put me on Crestor "just as a precaution". At the same time, he sent me for an ultrasound scan on my carotid arteries. That showed they are completely clear but he still feels it is sensible to stay on Crestor particularly as my cholesterol ratio has dropped to 3. ... (36 replies)
... with you boubou. Kids today are entertained with the TV and video games. Parents use these for babysitting services. That is why you see so many overweight kids today with health problems. ... (36 replies)
... But they don't see their eating habit as a problem and they are quite happy to take the little pills just to make the problem go away and carry on eating and smoking. ... (36 replies)
... e truth. All you go to do is look at the food people fill their shopping carts with. Sometimes I am amazed at all the junk food people buy. And then most people are the first ones to cry that health care is so expensive. Well if everybody went out there and wrecked their cars, auto insurance rates would skyrocket too. ... (36 replies)
... That probably describes no more than 5% of the potential patients who walk into a Dr.'s office. Don't sell stock in the pharmaceutical companies anytime soon. BTW, they do some amazing things for society. (36 replies)
... I think that if WE are actively involved in our health, good diet, exercise and common sense, then we should be able to control the amount of necessary medicine going into our bodies. ... (36 replies)
... thye just didn't appear to prevent it. Most people today are put on them as a preventative but that does not appear to be happening. ... (36 replies)
... But you do have an interesting argument, that if one's arteries are inflamed, it won't matter as to the size of the particles, which I admit could be possible for all I know, as I'm not a super expert or anything. ... (36 replies)

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