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... I'm just wondering if I should be thinking about starting to take statins or am I too young? ... (2 replies)
... cheese, and little battered chicken bites, and she is changing the diets for all of her kids, but six years old? ... (8 replies)
... Second the thought on finding a new doctor who can discuss with you the risks of heart disease in the context of your situation and the various things that you could do (drugs or otherwise). But also consider lifestyle things to reduce your LDL -- avoid trans-fats from hydrogenated oils, avoid saturated fat, consume unsaturated fat, and lose excess body fat. Even if you do... (2 replies)

... I would think seriously about finding a new doctor. (2 replies)
... In other words, up until a certain age, will doctors hold off prescribing these, simply because someone is too young? ... (8 replies)
... the family history is a strong indicator that you have to do something. I'm just not convinced that statins are the answer. ... (19 replies)
... Oh boy, is there no end to medicine's chicanery? Children should not be given statins. It's bad enough that they are being well overprescribed to adults! I can see it coming already....kids on statins, developing debilitating muscular aches and pains, cognitive problems, and peripheral neuropathy. What a world we're living in! (8 replies)
... Let me tell you what my doc told me. I am 49 so I am not a whole lot older than your husband. I too had trouble lowering my TC through diet alone. He told me I had a genetic problem and no matter what I do I will have trouble getting it down through diet. ... (11 replies)
... Don't go the low carb route. A thin man who is restricting his fats to avoid statins wouuld starve to death by restricting carbs also. ... (11 replies)
... Cholesterol lowering drugs are for LIFE! Keep that in mind. Once you start, Dr's will be even more adament that you continue taking them. ... (10 replies)
... In otherwise healthy people, there are many alternatives that can be tried before drugs are tried, and much depends upon a careful assessment of ALL the risks for heart disease, not just cholesterol levels. ... (11 replies)
... First off, at the age of 42 one might feel a little rundown from time to time but it shouldn't be TOO much. At 42 I felt like I could still climb mountains and then someone warned me..."Wait until you hit 45". ... (11 replies)
... There is no family history of any relatives dying young to Heart Disease. His Dad is 76 and is having problems now, but he never took anything for Cholesterol. Husband only eats about 2 eggs a week now. I use One of those margarines with no Hydronated oils in it. ... (11 replies)
... check for "plant sterols" on the label. ... (11 replies)
... bullet for your cholesterol results, or something to ease your mind... ... (20 replies)
... I would wait and get another fasting test. I don't think your numbers are that bad and I think you're too young to start statins. Maybe tweak your diet a little and do some research on cholesterol before you jump on the statin bandwagon. ... (5 replies)
... Statins are pretty low risk. You should not be worried about 28 being too young for this kind of treatment. ... (19 replies)
I want below 150
Jun 13, 2005
... And statins "do not prevent heart attacks". ... (12 replies)
... Close friend of mine took Lipitor for three years and had muscles issues sneak up on him to the point where any strenious exercise is impossible. Statins INCREASE your chances of dying of heart failure. ... (19 replies)
Statins use???
Jun 8, 2005
... I'll grant you that statins do lower cholesterol. I can't dispute that. ... (29 replies)




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