Can statins cause lung problems?
Statin-induced lung injury (SILI) is an uncommon but serious complication of statins. The clinical features and outcome of patients with SILI vary widely.
Do statins Increase risk of Cancer?
Studies have yet to prove that statins may actually cause cancer. Many of these studies found a strong association between long term statin therapy and higher rates of cancer. Those who need to take statin drugs may have other risk factors for cancer, or the drug may increase the risk.
What organs are affected by statins?
The study found that some statins can lead to an increased risk of liver dysfunction, acute kidney failure, muscle damage known as myopathy and cataracts.
Do statins cause more harm than good?
Researchers warn that unless a patient is at high risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, statins may cause more harm than good‘.
Can statins cause a chronic cough?
According to studies, this type of statin sometimes causes respiratory problems. There is evidence that statins can cause pulmonary lesions (small lesions on the lungs that show up on X-ray imaging), which may cause a chronic cough.
Can statins cause chest tightness?
Chest pain and statin intolerance are two common problems that cardiologist encounter frequently. Statin-associated muscle symptoms are not uncommon and usually involve the proximal extremities. However, SAMS can be atypical and focal as presented in this case.
Do statins shorten your life?
“The study showed that taking statins for 6 years reduced death from cardiovascular disease by 24 percent, and overall mortality by 23 percent.”
At what age should you stop statins?
Dr. Guy L. Mintz, director of cardiovascular health and lipidology at Northwell Health’s Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital in Manhasset, New York, says the study reinforces that older adults shouldn’t stop taking their statin just because they reach the “magic age” of 75.
What vitamins should not be taken with statins?
A magnesium- and aluminum-containing antacid was reported to interfere with atorvastatin absorption. People can avoid this interaction by taking atorvastatin two hours before or after any aluminum/magnesium-containing antacids. Some magnesium supplements such as magnesium hydroxide are also antacids.
Why you should never take statins?
Very rarely, statins can cause life-threatening muscle damage called rhabdomyolysis (rab-doe-my-OL-ih-sis). Rhabdomyolysis can cause severe muscle pain, liver damage, kidney failure and death. The risk of very serious side effects is extremely low, and calculated in a few cases per million people taking statins.
Do statins clear the arteries of plaque?
Statins help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, also known as “bad” cholesterol, in the blood. They draw cholesterol out of plaque and stabilize plaque, Blaha says.