Risks Associated with Statin Medication: Could be doing “More Harm than Good”!
Statins are drugs that are widely prescribed to supposedly lower “bad” cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart problems. However, recent studies have revealed some major health risks associated with taking Statin Medication long term and that any apparent improvement to your health will be certainly undermined by the damage caused by the side effects of these drugs. The prescribing of this medication is growing by the minute and often without you knowing the damage they will cause to your health.
Common Statin Medications
The common brand names include:
- Atorvastatin (Lipitor)
- Lovastatin (Altoprev)
- Pitavastatin (Livalo, Zypitamag)
- Pravastatin (Pravachol)
- Rosuvastatin (Crestor, Ezallor)
- Simvastatin (Zocor)
Sometimes, a statin is combined with another heart medication. Examples are atorvastatin-amlodipine (Caduet) and ezetimibe-simvastatin (Vytorin).
A major problem being recognized here is that the claims of improvement to your quality of life or health isn’t what as being presented and that these medications may well being causing more damage than any good. It is important to remember as with any medication that they are a “drug” and not a “medicine”. A drug will cause “Harm” being made up of a compound of synthetic chemicals where as a medicine helps to restore health and will be made up of either plant or mineral base compound.
For example: Herbal medicine, Homeopathic medicine.
Studies published in the American Journal of Physiology, states that the major concerns with taking “statin’ medication includes adverse effects such as advancing the “process of aging” and also notes that “long-term use of statins” has been associated with adverse effects including myopathy, neurological side effects and an increased risk of diabetes.” Myopathy refers to skeletal muscle weakness.
Statins Create Nerve Problems & Destroy your Memory!
Statin drugs reduce cholesterol to dangerous levels in the body which affect nerve signalling. Damages sheath of neurons. Statins cause damage to the sheath that protects neurons [nerve cells] by limiting the cholesterol available to provide the lipid coating needed. If you are looking to become well assisting your body to heal then it is vital that the steps you put into place do exactly that heal and restore. This is where medicines such as herbs and homeopathics play an important role, together with healthy, positive lifestyle and dietary changes.
How Statin Medication Accelerates the Ageing Process
Leading Health Professionals who have been involved in these studies bring to your attention that the adverse effect of statins has been downplayed over the years. The facts in reality are that for people who are taking these prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs have experienced – an increase in cataract formation, chronic fatigue, liver problems, muscle pain, weakness and an acceleration in loss of memory.
To explain this in a simple manner, the statin drugs interfere with cellular function and renewal processing. This is your body’s primary way of repair, renewal of cells to maintain our body functions. What happens then is one the initial health concern or problem is not corrected, nor the body supported to repair it, then to just ad icing to the cake it is going to have detrimental effects on each of your body functions.
Studies have proven obviously due to the enormous detrimental effect that these statins have on your body that it speeds up the ageing process, because the body is being prevented from healing itself. This in turn leads to the muscle pain, joint problems, nerve problems a virtual breaking down of all body systems.
FDA says there’s Nothing to Worry About!
I really find this quite disgusting because anything that is going to cause you such damage and harm to my thinking isn’t something not to be concerned about. There is definitely a cause for concern and it is important if you want to improve your quality of life and your health to find better ways that are natural, within your control that will best support your body’s return to health.
- “Cognitive (brain-related) impairment, such as memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion, has been reported by some statin users” and that “People being treated with statins may have an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes,” they also maintain its safety and effectiveness. The site directs people’s attention to the advice of Amy G. Egan, M.D., M.P.H., who is the deputy director for safety in the FDA’s Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products (DMEP). She says, “This new information should not scare people off statins. Their benefit is indisputable, but they need to be taken with care and knowledge of their side effects.” There is nothing beneficial about damaging side effects.
- “Indisputable”? Especially after this latest study, we beg to differ. What’s beneficial about accelerated aging, cells that don’t properly function, muscle weakness and memory loss?
Prescribing of Drugs needs to be Assessed as this Demonstrates Neglect of Restoring of Health!
There has been enough evidence uncovered regarding the negative and damaging health effects of statin drugs to now fully inform you so that you are able to make an informed decision in regards to any prescribing of the drug relating to you. A study of similar calibre involving the adolescent antidepressant Paxil. This recently made headlines when a reanalysis of an original study exposed errors and incomplete information. It has been found that the drug was not to be safe or effective for its intended treatment protocol. Professor of psychology at the University of Virginia Brian Nosek, has warned the community of checking the effects and side effects of this medication before allowing to prescribed it.
“The choice of your Health is Yours” and if you want a live a life with the best health possible, then this it is important that you become educated with all the facts. So that you can make the best choice possible for your Health!
Read Next: Risks Associated with Statin Medication & Understanding that Cholesterol isn’t the Bad Guy!
Drugs – No More Be Sure: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/simvastatin-side-effects.html
Statin Effects Study, University of California: https://www.statineffects.com/info/adverse_effects.htm
FDA Expands Advice on Statins Risk: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm293330.htm