Lawyers are reviewing potential lawsuits regarding Crestor and its possible side effects. Crestor is an anti-cholesterol drug known as a statin.
Crestor is made by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.
This particular company has been under fire in a number of product liability lawsuits in recent years.
The medical term for high blood cholesterol and triglycerides is lipid disorder. Such a disorder occurs when you have too many fatty substances in your blood. These substances include cholesterol and triglycerides.
A lipid disorder increases your risk of atherosclerosis, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure (hypertension), and other problems.
Abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels may be caused by:
1. Being overweight or obese
2. Certain medications, including birth control pills, estrogen, corticosteroids, certain diuretics, beta blockers, and certain antidepressants
3. Diseases such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, Cushing syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, and kidney disease
4. Excessive alcohol use
5. Fatty diets that are high in saturated fats, trans fatty acids which are found in commercial processed food products
6. Lack of exercise and sedentary lifestyle
7. Smoking (which reduces HDL "good" cholesterol)
Crestor It Could Harm You!!
Crestor is a statin that treats dyslipidemia.
Crestor is supposed to and does reduce “bad” cholesterol while raising “good” cholesterol. But Crestor lawsuits claim it has also been linked to serious and potentially life-threatening cardiovascular side effects.
Rhabdomyolysis is another serious concern.
Rhabdomyolysis occurs when a large number of skeletal muscle cells die, leading to a flood of muscle protein in the blood. A massive amount of muscle protein is released into the bloodstream when the muscle cells die. This muscle protein overwhelms the blood stream and can get trapped in the patient's kidneys. The complications from this ultimately result in kidney failure.
OFF Crestor for High Cholesterol
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