Stopping statins could increase chances of having heart attack, stroke, study finds


AREA. LOUIS.>>Louis: BETTY, THANKS.>>>IN TODAY’S HEALTH CAST A WARNING IF YOU’RE TAKE ACHE POPULAR TYPE OF CHOLESTEROL MEDICATION. NEW RESEARCH SHOWS STOPPING YOUR STATINS CAN INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF HAVING A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE. OUR MEDICAL SPECIALIST KRISTI KRUEGER ASK HERE TO EXPLAIN.>>Kristi: DOCTORS CALL THIS THE REBOUND EFFECT. STATIN LOOK LIPITOR OR CRESTOR ARE TAKEN TO LOWER YOUR LDL. THAT’S YOUR BAD CHOLESTEROL. BUT IF YOU DECIDE TO GO COLD TURKEY AND ABRUPTLY STOP TAKING YOUR MEDICATION, YOU CAN ACTUALLY DAMAGE YOUR HEART. 54-YEAR-OLD ISRAEL KANSASEL LEARNED THAT THE CARD WAY AFTER A HEART ATTACK SEVERAL YEARS AGO. HE WAS PRESCRIEWBD A STATIN TO LOWER HIS CHOLESTEROL AND PREVENT FURTHER PLAQUE BISMED IN HIS OORTS BUT ELECTRIC A LOT OF MAISHTS HE HAD SEED EFFECTS SO HE DECIDED TO TRY HERBS THAT HE HAD READ ABOUT ONLINE INSTEAD. IT WASN’T LONG BEFORE ISRAEL HAD THREE BLOCKED ARTERIES AND A SECOND HEART ATTACK.>>I STARTED SWEATING, FEELING DIZZY. AT THAT TIME I WENT TO THE RESTROOM, WASHED MY FACE AND MY HANDS AND COME BACK TO THE TABLE. BUT AT THE TABLE I KEEP SWEATING, AND THEN I STARTED FEELING THE PAIN IN MY CHEST AND IN MY LEFT ARM.>>IF YOU ARE REFUSING TO TAKE A STATIN, IF YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE A STATIN, IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD YOUR STATIN, SPEAK TO YOUR DOCTOR. THERE ARE OTHER ALTERNATIVES ON THE THERE THAT HAVE BEEN MEDICALLY PROVEN, THAT ARE ON THE MARKET.>>Kristi: MUSCLE PAIN IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS. ONE EASY WAY TO ALLEVIATE THE PAIN IS WITH GOOD HYDRATION. YOU NEED TO DRINK ENOUGH WATER TO DILUTE THE DRUG TOINGZ IN YOUR STATINNING. ALSO CERTAINLY VITAMINS CAN HELP. AS ALWAYS IT’S GREAT TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR. DON’T RELY ON DR. GOOGLE. WHAT YOU READ ONLINE ISN’T

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