September 6, 2012

Statins Side EffectsStatins are special medications which are designed to reduce cholesterol levels and work by interrupting the activities of certain substance that our body requires to produce cholesterol. Lipitor, Mevacor, Crestor, Zocor and Pravachol are among the most commonly used statins. They are recommended to those patients who have high cholesterol (above 235-240 mg/dL) in those cases when it is necessary to decrease high cholesterol levels as soon as possible, or in those cases when other cholesterol lowering techniques (a special diet, plenty of physical activities, giving up smoking and other bad habits, using herbal remedies and homemade solutions for cholesterol lowering, etc.) did not help achieving good results. High cholesterol is linked to high risks of such serious conditions as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and others. Read the rest of this entry »