Statins Lipitor: Not Only Lower Your Cholesterol But Can Cause Many Bad Side Effects Which Are highly Damaging And Dangerous... :
Lipitor - Atorvastatin Calcium
Side Effects of statin - Lipitor.
The side effects of Lipitor and other cholesterol lowering medications (called statins) have been the subject of much controversy in recent years.
For this reason, many people are now looking for natural alternatives to statins to avoid the possible Lipitor side effects.
What is Lipitor and how does it lower cholesterol?
Lipitor and other statin medications are prescription drugs that lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Some of the other more popular ones are Pravachol, Zocor and Mevacor. Some doctors recommend statin drugs even for patients who don't have high cholesterol as a precaution.
Liptor and other statin drugs work by blocking the enzyme that your liver needs to produce cholesterol. Although Lipitor has limited effect on HDL (good) cholesterol, it does succeed in lowering your LDL cholesterol.
However, side effects of Lipitor can be very serious, and doctors should be more cautious when prescribing it for their patients.
What are the side effects of Statins Lipitor?
In addition to the side effects common to most prescription medications such as headaches, nausea and fever, other problems with Lipitor can be much more serious.
Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium)
ACT: An FDA approved statin called Baycol was recently pulled off the market due to serious side effects and even deaths.
Two of the most troubling potential side effects of Lipitor include extreme muscle pain and muscle disease (statin induced myopathy), and serious liver problems.
Take a look at the following excerpts taken directly from the official Lipitor web site:
"Lipitor is not for everyone, including those with liver disease or possible liver problems".
"Your doctor may do simple blood tests to monitor liver function before and during drug treatment."
"Tell your doctor about any unusual muscle pain or weakness. This could be a sign of serious side effects."
Other potential side effects of Lipitor:
In addition to serious muscle and liver problems much research has shown that side effects of Lipitor could include sexual dysfunction and performance problems, as well as memory loss, personality changes and irritability.
Other concerns regarding prescription cholesterol lowering drugs:
1) While cholesterol lowering drugs do lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, they have limited effect on HDL (good) cholesterol, and no effect on triglycerides (fats), an equally important heart disease risk indicator.
2) Statin medications decrease your body's supply of CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which is an essential nutrient for heart strength and function.
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Truth About High Cholesterol & Statins Drugs like Lipitor
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There are natural cholesterol lowering ingredients, some of which have been shown to outperform statins in lowering cholesterol, without the possible side effects.