I have family history of high cholesetrol, 2 brothers died in early forties due to stroke. I am using medicine Rovista and blood pressure medicine. I read one article that Statins don't lower Cholesterol but increase Cancer and memory loss and heart trebles. should I stop using medicine to lower cholesterol. Please advise asap
Best regards, Aziz
aoa....we as follow recommendations which are made after vigoruos work and trials....so till now giidelines recommend use of lipid lowering medicines when indicated...so keep following your doctor prescription.
Statins should never be stopped once started.
The dose of 10mg is low.
you should increase to 20mg at night.
statins are magical drugs and they not only lower lipids but also work in alot of other ways to help your body in prevention from stroke MI Thromboembolism & alot of other similar conditions. The side effects are
1. Gastric burning
2. Muscle inflammation
3. liver injury
but they are very very rare & my fellow colleagues must agree with that who see over 50 patients everyday.
Aoa please do not stop the medicine and there is no fact in the reports you quoted
Professor Javed Akram,
Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto Medical University & CEO PIMS, Islamabad, Pakistan
its just not that u should take medicine because u have family history of
cholestrol.Most important thing is that what levels u r mantaining if they
are in normal limits there is no need of taking such medicines