Do You Really Need to Take Statins?

Medications are wonderful treatment for many diseases. However, whenever prudent, physicians should aim to limit your medication burden and promote preventive measures such as diet, exercise and other lifestyle modifications. Additionally, it’s very possible to overmedicate, and it’s best to take fewer medications, and thus limit your exposure to resulting adverse effects. Why take a...Continue reading

Drug News: If You’re Taking Statins for Cholesterol or Beta Blockers for Hypertension, Read This.

Statin drugs are remarkably successful in reducing cholesterol for millions of men. They’ve also helped lower the risk of other cardiovascular events (such as heart attack and stroke). But, as with just about everything else in life, there’s the Law of Unintended Consequences. One of those consequences is severe muscle pain and weakness. And a...Continue reading

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