Anybody Take Statins to Lower Cholesterol?

asredastheycome

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No adverse side effects for me but since I started on them my bllod test have shown a drop in my blood sugar levels that was approaching Type II Diabetes. I have just had another blood test so hopefully it continues to fall.
 

NorthumberlandBoro

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Per the NHS site....
After your NHS Health Check, you'll be given your cardiovascular risk of developing a heart or circulation problem (such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or kidney disease) over the next 10 years.

The healthcare professional may describe this risk as low, moderate or high:

low – you have less than a 10% chance of a heart or circulation problem in the next 10 years
moderate – you have a 10% to 20% chance of a heart or circulation problem in the next 10 years
high – you have more than a 20% chance of a heart or circulation problem in the next 10 years
 

Cambsred

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The cost to savings of statins i believe is huge. There's always a company making money on stuff but current understanding would say the nhs is saving too.
 

Alan_Breck

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I need to take Astorvastin, a cholesterol medication, and my reading is 2.2 so I suppose it works for me. However my sister in law is a retired GP and would never prescribe to patients when in practise as she reckoned that the studies that were done were inadequate and not proven. I suppose you pay your money, and take your choice.

#UTB
 
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