January 26, 2023

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In a video that i did earlier this year outlining my experience with open-heart surgery i mentioned that my doctor cardiologist and surgeon all wanted to put me on a statin drake but i refused the following question is quite typical of those i get asked now john sent me this question i’m taking a statin drug which i’m not happy about i see that you refuse to

Take a statin or any other medication i would like to know your reasons behind that a valid question john and it is quite a long answer and so i will break it into three separate videos before i start on the answer i want to make it quite clear that the purpose of my raising this in my explanation is not to be construed as giving out medical advice it is also not

Telling you that you should stop your medication that is an issue between yourself and your doctor my role is to bring to the surface some facts that many people may not be aware of announced that stimulate them to do their own research and then make up their own mind the issue of statins and cholesterol is a really big deal in lives and lasting quality and life is

Impaired for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world as a result of the lack and knowledge about the subject now before i go further it is important that you don’t blame your doctor for trying to put you on a cholesterol-lowering drug such as a statin doctors are busy people and most of them do not have time to do independent studies about a particular

Medication also they have to be careful that they follow the guidelines for their medical association if not they run the risk of getting into serious trouble and even the possibility of being sued when a doctor prescribed a statin drug they are generally doing so with the best intention and that is understandable look at this investment published in a medical

Journal for doctors it is the lipitor estate statin drug and as an caused by a respected doctor now what fair-minded doctor would not be impressed by that and want to prescribe it to his or her as patients who were at risk of a heart attack a 36% reduction of risk wow that is massive if i could be temperate figures like that but is it really that good let’s have

A closer look the data determining that reduction of risk came from a study published in the european high gentle in february 2008 this study determined that three point one percent of the participants in the study who received a placebo had attained but only two percent who had taken the drag hem one this is with the reduction of the risk of 36 percent comes from

Yeah if a doctor hasn’t done the research and conveys that to a patient they’ll be rushing to get a prescription but if the doctor and the patient has dug into the study but further it is not so exciting because the reduction in risk in absolute terms is much less like 1.1 percent so if you have a you have an improved chance of around 1 in 100 that this drug may

Reduce your risk of a heart attack is it worth the potential of suffering all the side effects such as muscle pain brain fog in there’s impotence and much more from the drug the risk of side effects are downplay i will tell you how this is done in my next video as a parting thought for today consider this although the risk of our actual heart attack was less in

The study and the overwhelming majority of studies on statins showed that there is no overall improvement in mortality which is really the key at the end of the day more about this interesting subject shortly

Transcribed from video
Why I refused a Statin drug pt. 1 By Wellness With Warren Matthews