New Guidelines for Cholesterol Treatments Represent “Huge Change”
New guidelines would double the number of Americans on cholesterol-lowering drugs. Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN wondered on Twitter whether we are “waving the white flag ... approved statins came off patent, so the cost of the medications has plummeted ...
Bad cholesterol: It’s not what you think
For decades, a tidy narrative about the relationship between LDL cholesterol and heart disease has affected everything from the food we eat to the drugs we take ... Interestingly, statins may help men who want to reduce their small-LDL levels.
What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? (And a comment on Soy)
I was sorry to read over at Megan McArdle’s blog over at the Atlantic yesterday that she has Hashimoto’s thyroiditis ... In most cases, the end result of Hashimoto’s is that you have to take thyroid hormone in pill form for the rest of your life.
How statins could boost your love life: Cholesterol lowering drugs 'reduce erectile dysfunction'
Statins are known for lowering cholesterol but they could also improve your ... scores with statins was approximately one-third to one-half of what has been reported with drugs like Viagra, Cialis or Levitra,' said study lead investigator Dr John Kostis ...
8 drugs doctors wouldn't take
Heck, the PDR is medication — a humongous sleeping pill ... two other drugs of that class, Bextra and Vioxx, were pulled off the market due to a similar risk of heart damage. The caveat to the consumer? In 2004, the FDA advised doctors to consider ...