Tag: "muscle weakness"

Study Questions Effects Of Statins In The Elderly

| March 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

On the face of it, much of medical practice looks ‘evidence-based’. However, the reality is much of it isn’t. While there’s a colossal amount of research on the health impact of pharmaceutical agents, we doctors sometimes use approaches that have not been sufficiently tested. For example, sometimes doctors will use drugs for conditions for which […]

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Understanding The Link Between Statins And Muscle Damage

| September 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Statins can have a wide range of adverse effects on the body, but perhaps most well known is their ability to damage and cause pain in the muscles. It’s difficult to know how many people may be affected, because as I have pointed out previously, many studies eliminate individuals prone to side-effects before the study […]

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How Statins Affect Brain Function

| August 30, 2012 | Comments (22)

While some doctors and researchers seem keen to downplay the potential hazards of statins, their use is linked with a range of unwanted effects including muscle weakness, muscle pain, liver damage and kidney damage. These are all well-recognised side-effects from this form of medication. However, there is also some thought that statins can affect brain […]

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Cholesterol Testing For Children As Young As 9?

| January 12, 2012 | Comments (2)

A recent report from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), in the US, recommends that all children aged 9-11 should be screened for raised cholesterol levels. The report recommended that this should be repeated at age 17-21 too. Last month, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a critique of these recommendations, written […]

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Statin Side Effects – Why Doctors Need To Start Listening To Their Patients

| June 20, 2011 | Comments (5)

Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended caution in prescribing the statin simvastatin. The evidence suggests that at doses of 80mg, this drug significantly heightens the risk of muscle damage and breakdown known as rhabdomyolosis. The breakdown products of muscle can actually go on to cause kidney failure. In other words, rhabdomyolysis […]

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The Natural Alternative To Statins Hiding In Your Fruit Basket

| May 25, 2011 | Comments (13)

The Cholesterol Truth aims to expose Big Pharma’s profit-driven plan to flood the market with dangerous drugs, like cholesterol-lowering statins, that cause a wide range of dangerous side effects like muscle pain, liver dysfunction, kidney failure, depression and cancer to name but a few… We also want to alert people to the fact that cholesterol […]

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Damning Research Reports Expose The Risks of Statins

| May 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

Finally it appears, the mainstream is gradually starting to realise how serious the side effects of cholesterol-lowering statins really are… Better late than never, is what I say! A report recently published in the British Medical Journal, concluded that the side effects associated with statin drugs, like muscle and back pain, may occur more frequently […]

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Unborn Babies to Take Part in Statin Trial

| April 27, 2011 | Comments (2)

I’ll come straight out and say it: Big Pharma’s great statin push disgusts me! If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that the risks associated with taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are extremely high and that these drugs all-too-often do far more harm than good. As if it’s not enough that the […]

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