Choosing the Right Statin for Your Needs
With several statin options available, its important to consider your options. Not all statins are the same, just like no two people are the same. Here are some things to discuss with your healthcare provider at your next appointment:
- Which statin intensity or dose is best for me?
- Does my statin interact with any foods or medications I take?
- What statin is the safest?
- Am I at a higher risk of developing statin side effects?
Statin Intolerance Affects 9.1% of Patients
Statin intolerance is when someone cannot take their statin therapy due to side-effects or adverse events they experience. Certain groups are at a higher chance of developing statin intolerance including but not limited to:
- Being female: 47.9% increase risk
- Increasing age: 33.1% increased risk
- Having hypothyroidism: 39.6% increased risk
- Being overweight: 30.6% increased risk
Learn more about additional statin intolerance risk factors here and what you can do.
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Statins and CoQ10
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