Warning Do Not Take Statins They Can Be Super Toxic
- According to a recent IMS Institute Report more than 20 million Americans take Statins every day and this figure is rising all the time.
- .They are the most popular prescription drug of all time with sales of $26 billion in 2008 alone.
- Before the patent on Lipitor ran out it had notched up total sale of $120 billion.
- According to a report published in the BMJ in 2012 the use of Statins increase your chances of developing diabetes by 9%
- Statins have NEVER been shown to increase the lifespan in men or women who did not have a previous history of heart disease.
So here we have this ludicrous situation of millions of people taking a drug for which there is no proven benefit and which can increase their chances of developing diabetes by as much as 9%
So is there any harm in taking Statins?
Unfortunately, yes there is potential harm in taking Statins. We have already seen that studies have shown Statins to have the potential to increase your chances of developing Type ll diabetes by a whopping 9%. But that's not all. Because cholesterol is used in the manufacture of hormones, by lowering your cholesterol levels you are also in grave danger of lowering your testosterone levels also. And we all know that lower testosterone levels can be associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease.
Who should take Statins then?
This is the single most important concept to grasp. You see that last point there? Statins have never been shown to extend the lifespan of people with no history of heart disease? The corollary of that statement is equally true. Statins have been shown to extend (slightly) the life expectancy of people with a history of coronary artery disease (CAD). You may need to consider taking Statins every day if:
- You have a bad family history of an immediate relative dying young and suddenly from CAD and you yourself have raised fasting cholesterol levels.
- You have symptoms of CAD or a history of having had a heart attack yourself.
- You have known arteriosclerosis, significantly raised blood pressure, raised fasting blood cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome and other risk factors of heart disease.
In all cases however, I would strongly council life style changes in conjunction with Statins. At the end of the day there is no substitute for regular exercise, weight management, and a varied and sensible Mediterreinean type diet.
If you have been put on cholesterol lower medication by your doctor and are wondering if this is really for you, then I am here to help you with this question. Once I understand all your circumstances, including of course your fasting blood cholesterol levels, then I will be in a very strong position to advise you. Please contact me here https://www.medicaladviceforyou.com and we can get started right away. It would be my pleasure to help you.