According to American Heart Association (AMA) 25% of the population in the age group of 50+ are currently taking statin drugs. The most recent findings released by the AMA now state that 80% of the population in that same age group (50+) are eligible for statin therapy.
Statins have Serious Side Effects
Statistics show that the use Statins continue to increase but we are also becoming more aware of the serious side effects.
Even the drug companies have added warnings in the advertising that now state, â€œUnexplained muscle pain and weakness could be a sign of a rare but serious side effect and should be reported to your doctor right away.â€
Muscle pain and muscle weakness are two of the main side effects of statin drugs. It is well documented that people experience aching in the shoulders, pain in the jaw, or muscle pain in the legs.
What are statin users doing to manage the pain?
While trying to manage the side effects many seek the services of a Chiropractor, Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, or other health professionals in an attempt to help them manage and cope with the chronic pain.
Unfortunately, many of these health professionals face failure in helping clients; without realizing they are losing the battle to statin therapy side effects.
The Chiropractic Associations are actively making its’ doctors aware and helping to educate them on identifying statin drug use in their patients because of the severity and long term damage.
New research from the University of Bern in Switzerland found that people who had taken statins suffered â€˜significantâ€™ muscle injury that was still detectable years after they stopped taking the drug. The researchers believe the muscle damage is serious enough to warrant a review of alternative cholesterol-lowering therapies for those who complain of muscle pains.
For patients requiring statin drugs, what else can they do?
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Riverview, New Brunswick