Video Q&A about Statins

Video Q&A about Statins

Thu, Feb 21, 2019
1:00pm to 1:30pm CT

Description

Join us Thursday, February 21st at 1 p.m. CT for a video Q&A with Dr. Gayatri Acharya and Dr. Stephen Kopecky, cardiologist, about statins.

Learn more about:

  • What is cholesterol
  • If you need to be on a statin
  • What types of alternative therapies help lower cholesterol

Drs. Acharya and Kopecky will answer questions live. Post your question before and during the broadcast.

Recently learned genetic marker predisposes certain statins to increase muscular pain. I’m anxious to participate on this topic.

Source is a diagnostic report from Boston heart using lab results from drawn blood during annual check up.

My doctor recently bumped my dosage of atorvastatin up and after a couple of weeks I started experiencing pain on the back of my lower leg muscles just below the knee.

I will not be able to watch this video as I will not be near a computer. Can I see it later? My cholesterol is great. I stopped taking Lipitor 5 mg daily May 2018 and I have been feeling great. But I would like to more. My cardiologist says there is no number below which you can stop taking a statin. I have also been taking aspirin (81mg) 3 days a week for several years. I will be seeing my primary care doctor this week and my cardiologist in April. I have acid reflux so I do not eat ice cream, cheese, animal fat that will increase your cholesterol

I’ve had high numbers since I was young. Tried changing my diet, no luck. My Dr. put me on a low dose statin, and my numbers dropped
like a stone. Now my LDL and HDL are great! Moo1

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