People who are diagnosed with high levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol are prescribed to take statins because they can lower the risk for heart problems and also reduce the harmful levels of cholesterol.
In recent time, statins have been proved to do more damage than good, as they were a subject to study which confirmed this. Numerous people are prescribed with statin medications like Zocor, Lipitor and Crestor. In 2014, only in the United Stated the spending of this prescription drug went up to $374 billion (which was estimated to be the highest number since 2001). Statins are widely used medications and they have a big percentage of spending, but now the patients who use these medications have a bigger problem, like the damage they cause, than the price of it.
A study was conducted by the American Journal of Physiology, and it showed that the statins affect also other biological abilities of stem cells and this can clarify the adverse clinical effects on cells. Also another important thing from the study is that these types of adverse influence can also contribute to the ‘process of aging’ and it also confirmed that regular use of statins can also be related to other adverse effects like higher risk of diabetes, neurogical side-effects and myopathy – which is skeletal muscle weakness.
Statins can damage the memory, cause nerve problems and make the cells incapable to repair properly
The experts that conducted the study stated that the medical problems that are caused by the statins have not been given the right attention in the late years. People who use statins have reported some side-effects from time to time such as loss of memory, liver damage, muscle pain, cataracts, and fatigue. These medications have huge effects on the function of body cells in manner that their main goal is to reproduce and the repair of the body is obstructed. Professor Reza Izadpanah, who is the lead author of the published study and a stem cell biologist, says that the study that they have conducted can induce faster process of aging. So patients who take statins as preventative drug should reconsider doing that because the study proved that statins can cause damaging effects on the body such as joint problems, nerve problems and muscle pain.
The FDA states that people should not worry about the use of statins despite all the medical problems that are related to statin medications.
The FDA has published on their online site that the same statin users have been reported the Cognitive or brain-related impairment like confusion, forgetfulness and memory loss and also that people who take statin drugs can have higher risk for high levels of blood sugar and also increased risk for diabetes type 2, and the FDA also keep the effectiveness and its safety.
The online site of FDA addresses everyone to follow the advice of the deputy director for safety in the FDA’s Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products (DMEP) – Amy G. Egan, M.D., M.P.H..In hes statement she advises people not to be frightened off the new information about statins. She also added that statins have undeniable health benefits, and about the side-effects she says that the statins should be taken with care and awareness of them.
And after the recent study we wanted to be different and so this isn’t difficult to discuss at all. We just wonder what are the health benefits from memory loss, improper function of cells, muscle weakness and rapid aging?
The necessity to regularly evaluate prescription medication and previous studies that forced the benefits…
These discoveries have set the importance of investigating the benefits of prescribed medications, and they hope that people will proceed to do this, in order to keep themselves informed and in the best way there is. A very similar research raised the awareness to many people and it included the adolescent antidepressant ‘Paxil’, and went viral when another analysis of the primary study pointed out all the mistakes and the incomplete information. And this medication did not turn out to be unsafe and inefficient. A professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, Brian Nosek stated that it is very important to see these signs that people are opening their eyes, testing the efficiency and the work, and actually doing the job that science is supposed to complete.