|"I know of one person who died and the last thing in their search bar was 'heart attack symptoms,'" says Sharonne Hayes, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Christine Jellis, MD, PhD, a cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic, seconds that.|
|At the Mayo Clinic here, Dr. Stephen L. Kopecky, who directs a program for statin-intolerant patients, says he is well aware that middle-age and older adults who typically need statins may blame the drugs for aches, pains and memory losses that have.|
|PHOENIX - Doctors often prescribe statins for people with high cholesterol to lower their total cholesterol and reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke. While statins are highly effective, they have been linked to muscle pain, digestive problems.|
|Would you take a potentially life-saving medication if muscle pain, fatigue and other serious side effects got in the way of your daily life? Doctors often prescribe statins to patients with high cholesterol levels. A Centers for Disease Control and.|
|Many of the trials did not ask about commonly reported statin effects, such as muscle pains and weakness, and only recorded myopathy, for which an increase in creatine kinase levels was required. Because most muscle problems do not involve an.|
|Statins lower cholesterol by blocking the substance in the body that makes it. The drug also assists with re-absorption of cholesterol that may have built up on the artery walls. According to the Mayo Clinic, side effects from the drug can include.|
|Thomas Allison, MD: I'm Dr Thomas Allison, director of exercise testing and sports cardiology at Mayo Clinic, and I have also worked for many years in the preventive-cardiology clinic. I'm joined today by my colleagues Dr Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, who.|
|Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, Preventive Cardiology Head at Cleveland Clinic's Heart and Vascular Institute, says it's a frequent topic of concern. “Patients. Side effects from grapefruit-statin interaction can be mild, such as muscle and joint pain.|
|Here's the catch: For patients of that age, there is little research showing statins' preventive heart benefits outweigh possible risks, which can include muscle pain and the onset of diabetes. There have only. 11 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.|
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