Should You Be Concerned About The Adverse Effects of Statins?

Below is an important, up to date review of the effects of statins, by an eminent, world renown cardiologist. Even if you aren’t involved with such health issues, you may know some friend or relative that would profit by his recommendations.

Dr. Arthur Agatston, Is also The Author of the best seller The South Beach Diet

In an article in Every Day Health Dr Agaston reviews the Statins situation. His main concern is prescribing Statins to patients who don’t need them. You can review his comments by clicking here.

His conclusion is that:

“If you are already appropriately taking a statin and have been experiencing side effects, it may simply be that you need to take a break from the medication, need a dosage adjustment, or need a different statin. Don’t stop taking your statin medication, however, without talking with your doctor. Alternative treatment plans that can help you lower your cholesterol without side effects are available.”

article source: Dr. Arthur Agatston, Special to Everyday Health http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/health-answers/adverse-effects-statins-should-you-be-concerned/?xid=aol_eh-cardio_8_20140519_&aolcat=ESR
photo source: Flickr/USFDA https://www.flickr.com/photos/fdaphotos/6792528046

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