12:12 23 December 2012
Statin drugs are commonly prescribed to people who wish to manage their elevated cholesterol levels. However, studies suggest that taking statin drugs can do more harm than good to one’s health.
These drugs come with long list of side effects which include increased risk of violence, neurological problems, liver damage, and muscle pain.
A study published in The Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that statins can also induce fatigue with exertion and can affect 20-40% of those people who are taking these drugs.
There is a theory that statin drugs reduces the levels of Coenzyme Q10, which is one of the main sources of energy, which is produced in the liver.
Although there is little research to prove that statins causes fatigue, which is one of the major symptoms of heart failure, a study done by Coenzyme Q10 expert and cardiologist Dr. Peter H. Langsjoen, revealed that 71% of patients, who were previously free from heart problems, developed diastolic dysfunction after they were put on a low statin medication.
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