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Talk Back: Statin with diet-and-exercise changes? Who does that?

There are 5 comments on the WGN-TV Chicago story from Jun 11, 2011, titled Talk Back: Statin with diet-and-exercise changes? Who does that?. In it, WGN-TV Chicago reports that:

Muscle injury, rhabdomyolysis, kidney failure ... Amid all the dire talk in the FDA's recommendation to limit the use of high doses of simvastatin, most commonly known as Zocor, one sentence in particular stands out.

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HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#1 Jun 12, 2011
The Dangers of Statin Drugs: What You Haven't Been Told About Cholesterol-Lowering Medicat

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What you need to know about statin drugs side effects

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This is the latest animation from the Health Ranger, revealing the health dangers of statin drugs. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, statin drugs cause liver dysfunction, acute kidney failure. cataracts and extreme muscle weakness (among other side effects).

This video encourages people to think twice about taking statin drugs. Statin drugs also deplete CoQ10, a vital nutrient for heart health and cellular energy. That's why people feel so week when taking statins.

Cholesterol is not a "disease," and statin drugs are synthetic chemicals that are not bio-compatible with the human body.

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Lawsuits filed over Lipitor side effects

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Lawsuits filed over Lipitor side effects

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Side Effects From Lipitor Include Alzheimers Symptoms.

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Statin Drugs Side Effects and the Misguided War on Cholesterol

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Lipitor Neurological Side Effect: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Alzheimer's

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Statins' Mind-Boggling Effects
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Might Conceal Potential Problems

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Noncardiac Benefits of Statins Found Lacking

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Peripheral Neuropathy Caused by Statins

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Actispan PRiORA

Caulfield North, Australia

#2 Jun 14, 2011
HumanSpirit,(great name!)

Your tireless contributions are much appreciated.

Some sources are more authoritative than others, but these all offer perspectives worthy of further examination. John Lehmann, who organized the petition in relation to peripheral neuropathy, certainly appears to be a true expert.

Significant health benefits can be achieved through targeted nutrition, and CoQ10 is only part of the story.
Human Spirit

Philippines

#3 Jun 15, 2011
As i read your post i was like trying to do research of statin and all the stuff here...And it helped me a lot, while struggling myself on how get this cholesterol out of my body.

Since: Jul 11

Savannah, GA

#5 Jul 9, 2011
Thank you for the info about taking CoQ10. I will start! But, my concer is with the new muscle warning about Zocor. Could this be related to the development of a hernia?
solidarity

Opa Locka, FL

#6 Jan 28, 2012
MrChips13 wrote:
Thank you for the info about taking CoQ10. I will start! But, my concer is with the new muscle warning about Zocor. Could this be related to the development of a hernia?
I am a pharmacologist and PharmD myself. I take Statins for myself. Statins are life- saving drugs. However, all Statins (including Zocor or Simvastatin) could produce muscle injury (myopathies and rabdomyollysis) in which there is a breakdown of weakened muscle cell walls. This breakdown of the muscle cell wall is due to lack of insufficient ubiquinol. Ubiquinol is necessary in the body for muscle cell integrity. Statins pharmacological mechanisms affect ubiquinol in the body. First signof this is an abnormal CPK level in blood and the also substantial decrease of ubiquinol blood levels during statin therapies. Symptoms mainly consist in muscle pain. Patients more prone to this are mostly the diabetic patient or the prediabetic one. The problem with "rabdo" as a side effect, if untreated, could produce kidney failure in some patients. This side muscle side effect should be monitored. High doses of Statins in the elderly population are not recommended. Low doses of Statins are safer and the latest CDC recommendation. In addition, the use of supplemental ubiquinol (CoEnzyme Q10) is also highly recommended. This pharmacological issue does not invalidate the benefits of the Statins to treat cholesterol and protect the cardiovascular system. Diet and exercise with the use of Statins can reverse cardiovascular complications in all patients.

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