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More out cry over use of statins

Sonyajba
Sonyajba
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I remember watching a programme with this same doctor saying ' statins are wonder drug' now I say to him "welcome to our world"

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MikePollard

Almost on a daily basis we are seeing the tide turn against statins and saturated fat.

Sugar and refined carbohydrate are now firmly in the firing line. See today's 'Mail' for your free guide:

'How much sugar is in your food.'

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Penel

It's only been 40 years since Professor John Yudkin published "Pure, White and Deadly, how sugar is killing us"! Change comes very slowly unfortunately.

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Aliwally

There's also a big piece in today's " Daily Telegraph" about the low fat foods high in sugar with a commentary by Dr Aseem Malhotra.

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Penel

This is the link to the Telegraph article.

telegraph.co.uk/comment/106...

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Sonyajba

In the last few months it seems the medical profession are finally questioning the food and drug industry.

Thanks for link Penel :-)

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ecmdj

im type 2 diabetic ,had a mini stroke last july hospital put me on simvastatin i was on aortovastatin before then .i had muscle pain and it was muscle pain couldnt sleep for it doctor changed me to aortovastatin same pain .so i told doctor enough i will try to lower my cholestral with a more healthy life style i go for fasting bloods 17th march will see if any improvement then .statins no thank you

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ecmdj

yes i was type 2 before the statins i was give 40mg after stroke, before the stroke i was on 10mg of aortovastatin .have been type 2 for many years

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ecmdj
ecmdj
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ive cut meat out also fats well the saturated fats ,its hard but im prepared to stick it out i eat a lot of veg, fruit ,quorn ,cutting out chips crisp chocolate bacon i have porridge with blueberries and warburtons thins ,plus ive started gym ,so if i dont loose any weight lower my cholestral ill eat my hat lol.the tightness in my legs and right arm and around neck tightens ,not getting much help off doctor may go may not is all they say .at least your not paralised they say ,by the way i am on insulin 3 times a day and one at night im gradually reducing the doses with what i eat

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Concerned
Concerned
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I'm sorry to learn of your misfortune clanchattan.

I too have removed most processed food from my diet, and eat meat with fat, seafood, fish, eggs, cheese, butter, lard, small amounts of milk, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruit, and some veg.

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Penel
Penel
in reply to ecmdj

If you are going to eat vegetarian or vegan, perhaps it would be a good idea to look at their web sites? You need to make sure that you are getting enough B12 and essential fatty acids, which we tend to get from meat.

Good luck with the diet.

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Sonyajba

Can someone please explain to me why Stroke patients are prescribed statins?

Statins lower Cholesteral which in the ' twilight zone' causes heart disease.

I always thought and please correct me if I'm wrong, that a stroke is the result of a blood clot? So how do statins help?

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Concerned
Concerned
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The pharmacies, the surgical teams, the ward staff, the mental health staff, ...

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ecmdj
ecmdj
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sonyajba my stroke was caused by my cartoroid artery in my right side of neck narrowing of the arterys .it was classed as a ischemic stroke in other words mini stroke

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Concerned
Concerned
in reply to ecmdj

Transient Ischaemic Attacks tend to be forerunners to a stroke; ischaemic referring to the restriction of blood-flow.

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allyg
allyg
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Hi I had just the same as you, TIA , arterial blockage, after a week in hospital, first 3 days unable to walk, speech inpaired etc, thankfully made a full recovery, with fantastic care from NHS nursing and phsysio help, I also could not understand why I was prescribed STATINS, my COL at that time was 5.1 not high by any guide lines. After 9 months of various types and strengths I decided enough was enough, now with change of diet, and lifestyle change COL is 4.1, and lost over a stone in 4 months, I now eat very low carbs high natural fat, no food with preservatives just natural full fat , grass fed meat, organic fed chickens from local producers, fish from sea not farmed, it does cost a little more but I want to live as long as possible it as got to be worth it, also lots of excersize.

The point of this essay is the medics and NHS along with food industry have got a lot to answer for , also big PARMA industry.

Lets all try to make a big change, lifes too precious.

Allyg.

Ps I also take COQ -10. and omega 3,6,9,

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Purpletop
Purpletop
in reply to Sonyajba

Because statins prevent the formation of plaque and also reduce the plaque already formed. A stroke is caused by a restriction of the blood flow usually due to calcification/plaque on the blood vessel. Hence the use of statins.

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Sonyajba

Now clanchattan that's something I did know :-)

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Sonyajba
Sonyajba
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I'm sure I can read your mind, it appears to have the same thoughts as mine re the above collection of....... let's call them health professionals

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