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Statins Increase Peripheral Neuropathy Risk

Human Nerve Cells and Peripheral Neuropathy
Statins are among the biggest selling drugs in the United States. Millions of Americans pop these cholesterol-lowering pills every day to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke. Unfortunately, statins have been associated with a wide range of side effects , including headaches, confusion, liver damage, memory loss, and elevated risk of type ...
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What about RedYeast Rice? Does this supplement have the same effect as prescribed statins? Please comment as I am currently taking... Read More
Thursday, 08 August 2019 12:09
Linda Carney MD
Red Yeast Rice contains the original statin marketed as Mevacor, which is how this pharmaceutical product was discovered.
Thursday, 08 August 2019 13:05
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Association of statin use with cataracts: a propensity score-matched analysis.

Cataracts are more likely to occur in individuals taking statin drugs.

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Statins May Increase Parkinson’s Disease Risk

Parkinson's Disease Responds to Whole Foods Plant Based Nutrition
Statin drugs are supposed to control your cholesterol levels . Manufacturers claim that statins reduce your risk of having stroke and heart attack, although actually that is questionable. Preventing myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular attack is the main reason millions of Americans take them. However, the findings of ...
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Statin Use Increases Cataract Risk

Cataract With Surgical Instrument
If you walk into your doctor's office with a high cholesterol number, there is a great chance that you will walk out with a statin drug. Having an avalanche of cholesterol floating in your blood increases your risk of developing stroke, diabetes , high blood pressure, skeletal muscle damage , coronary heart disease, and heart attacks. Statins ...
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Russell Prentice
I can attest to the assertion found above. I arrived in the US in 95. I had generally good health and no diabetes and no one in... Read More
Monday, 28 January 2019 13:38
Linda Carney MD
I am sad that this happened to you, and will continue to help as many people as I can to avoid going through what you did. Thank y... Read More
Monday, 28 January 2019 13:41
Russell Prentice
Thank you. I can't tell you how happy I am to have found you and everyone here. I am on the road to recovery
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Treatment with statins and peripheral neuropathy: results of 36-months a prospective clinical and neurophysiological follow-up.

​Long-term use of statins may facilitate the onset of peripheral neuropathy.

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Statin-associated peripheral neuropathy: review of the literature.

​People on statins may have a higher propensity of developing peripheral neuropathy.

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Statins may facilitate Parkinson's disease: Insight gained from a large, national claims database.

​​A significant elevation in Parkinson's disease risk is associated with the use of statin drugs.

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Statins Promote Skeletal Muscle Damage

High Cholesterol Thermometer Bursting
Millions of people take statins to reduce their cholesterol levels and cut down their risk of heart attack. Statins are a class of drugs often prescribed by doctors to help lower plasma concentrations of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Some of the types of statins available via prescription include atorvastatin (Lipitor), Fluvastatin (Le...
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Statin treatment causes an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Statins may have a diabetogenic effect on humans.

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Impact of statins on risk of new onset diabetes mellitus: a population-based cohort study using the Korean National Health Insurance claims database.

Type 2 diabetes is more likely to occur in statin-treated patients than in non-statin users.

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Clinical Inquiry: Do statins increase the risk of developing diabetes?

Statin-treated patients are more prone to develop type 2 diabetes.

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Statins Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Statins Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Is your cholesterol on the high side ? Then, there is a great chance that your physician will want to place you on statins. “ Statins ”, known scientifically as HMG CoA inhibitors, are a class of drugs that reduce the concentration of cholesterol in the blood. Some examples of typical statins include Simvastatin (Zocor),...
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