Tag: muscle pain

Statins and diabetes; truth, consequences, or a combination of both.

Statins and diabetes; truth, consequences, or a combination of both. Statins are commonly given a bad rap for their side effects, one being the risk of type 2 diabetes. While it seems logical that high cholesterol increases the risk of some sort of cardiovascular event, many doctors including cardiologists place many folks on these medicines with the belief that they harmlessly will help us live longer.   Some of our patients who had relatively low cholesterol have found themselves taking these drugs. Before undergoing any medical treatment, the idea of benefits vs. risks should be considered.   Just recently, a patient who Read More »

Statin Myopathy; is your doctor’s cholesterol obsession harming your health, and what is a healthier option?

Statin Myopathy; is your doctor’s cholesterol obsession harming your health, and what is a healthier option? Heart problems and the effects of clogged arteries on your heart, brain and circulatory system is a major concern for many of us, especially if one of our parents had had a heart attack or perhaps died from a problem in the circulatory system. While the familial concerns are valid to a point, there is growing evidence that the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs is nowhere near as effective in preventing heart attacks as perhaps the Mediterranean diet, and perhaps, their effects on your muscles Read More »