Muscle Discomfort, a Problem Encountered by Statin Users

Cholesterol is naturally present in the body and is manufactured in the liver but there are times when the cholesterol level rises above normal, health experts say, and that is where the use of statin comes in. However, 98 percent of patients who wer

Heart Disease Remains to be a Major Concern in the US

The high prevalence of heart diseases has been one of the biggest concerns in health care, health experts say. It is still one of the most common causes of death among men and women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control a

Rhabdomyolysis, a Problem Among Lipitor Users

Muscle problems have become one of the complications of using Lipitor, health reports say, and rhabdomyolysis is even possible. Rhabdomyolysis is a severe form of myopathy and may lead to renal failure and death if left untreated, according to an art

Lipitor may Help Prevent Alzheimer, Study Shows

Statins like Lipitor are medications that are known to be “lipophilic”, health experts say, and it is one of its characteristics that may help in preventing Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases. Lipitor was used in a study entitled “Li

Rhabdomyolysis, Rare Muscle Problem for Statin Users

The men and women who are at risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke because of high cholesterol is now able to lessen the risk by taking statins, health reports say. However, patients need to be aware of the new safety information on these med