March 24, 2023

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Statins reduce the amount of ldl cholesterol in your blood by slowing down the production of cholesterol by your liver ldl cholesterol is a waxy substance that clings to the inside of your arteries a mechanism that raises your risk of heart disease the benefits of taking statins generally outweigh the risks but it is important to be aware of the side effects

Associated with the cholesterol lowering drugs statins can interact with certain lifestyle decisions giving rise to serious side effects in the process it is understandable to be apprehensive about drinking alcohol if you’re on statins but you can drink alcohol while taking them notes lloyd’s pharmacy however as the health body notes drinking a lot of alcohol

May mean you’re more likely to get muscle and liver side effects these side effects can occur if you’re taking a taurus tatin and drinking alcohol excessively it says statins discontinuing statins can present a serious health risk study issues warning a torres statin is a commonly prescribed statin according to uk health guidelines you should try not to drink

More than 14 units of alcohol per week it’s best to spread this evenly over three or more days a standard glass of wine 175 milliliters is two units a pint of lager or beer is usually two to three units of alcohol general statin side effects side effects can vary between different statins but common side effects include headache dizziness feeling sick feeling

Unusually tired or physically weak digestive system problems such as constipation diarrhea in digestion or farting muscle pain sleep problems low blood platelet count how to live longer the cholesterol lowering fruit advice the top five coved symptoms in vaccinated insight type 2 diabetes best time of the day to exercise tips according to the nhs many people who

Take statins experience no or very few side effects your doctor should discuss the risks and benefits of taking statins if they’re offered to you the risks of any side effects also have to be balanced against the benefits of preventing serious problems a review of scientific studies into the effectiveness of statins found around one in every 50 people who take

The medicine for five years will avoid a serious event such as a heart attack or stroke as a result how to lower cholesterol levels naturally you can also lower high cholesterol levels by improving aspects of your lifestyle changing what foods you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve your overall heart health different foods lower cholesterol in various ways

Some deliver soluble fiber which binds cholesterol and its precursors in the digestive system and drags them out of the body before they get into circulation explains harvard health soluble fiber is found in oats peas beans apples citrus fruits carrots barley and psyllium some foods give you polyunsaturated fats which directly lower ldl notes harvard health foods

High in polyunsaturated fat include a number of plant-based oils such as soybean oil corn oil sunflower oil other sources include some nuts and seeds such as walnuts and sunflower seeds tofu and soybeans related articles statins the diet that boosts the protective benefits of statin statin side effects two fruits that can be a dangerous mix statins discontinuing

Statins can present a serious health risk you

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Statins and alcohol: Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking statins? Urgent advice By Healthy Lifestyle