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  about 1 week ago
Red Yeast Rice contains the original statin marketed as Mevacor, which is how this pharmaceutical product was discovered.
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  about 3 weeks ago
Yes, omitting DeCaf coffee will assist you towards your health goals in a way that drinking DeCaf coffee will not. If a person needs DeCaf coffee for a week or 2 to deal with the caffeine withdrawal headaches, the person would be wiser to stop DeCaf after those 2 weeks are over.
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  about 6 months ago
If a patient has stellar insurance, it might be possible to get the insurer to pay for a CT angiogram of the pelvis. CTA of the Pelvis with IV contrast might be able to give us the info needed about erectile dysfunction due to atherosclerosis. I would not use oral contrast, just the IV contrast, in this case.
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  about 6 months ago
Hi Russell, Thank you for your questions about CT imaging of penile arteries for atherosclerosis related to ED. The short answer is yes, but the issues are complex. Getting insurance companies to pay for four-dimensional CT angiography (4D-CTA) in the diagnosis of arterial erectile dysfunction (ED) using 320-detector row dynamic volume CT is nearly impossible. I have never seen any insurer pay for that, nor have I ordered it, because of the cost. That being said, some guys are going to suffer ED despite not showing significant atherosclerosis on imaging, due to the effect on nitric oxide levels when endothelial cells are damaged by meat, dairy, eggs, oil, alcohol, and caffeine.
  about 6 months ago
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 you very much for posting your story about statins.
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