Originally Posted by Dawgluver
This interests me. My old-school doc keeps trying to put me on statins. I keep refusing. I pointed out that statins cause diabetes in post- menopausal women. He still disagrees. Medicine is a business. The more you're on, the more money they make.
This is from the American Heart Association and it reduces the amount of medical care we heart patients undergo. We no longer take the blood panels and we don't worry so much about foods that contain cholesterol While the statins do reduce cholesterol, their real purpose is to help prevent heart attacks. The best thing we can do for our hearts is to stay trim with a proper diet and exercise.
What would have been my last heart attack was a strange feeling deep in my chest during a bike ride. I finished the ride, visited the emergency room later in the day after consulting with the doctor, had a heart cath that day and had my second bypass surgery the following day. Without the statin drug I would likely have had a heart attack and a bad one according to the cardiologist.
women are virtually immune to coronary heart disease prior to menopause. It starts with menopause. Your doctor is probably giving you good advice if you have any symptoms of atherosclerosis. You may want to visit a cardiologist for a stress test or other type of test.