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Questions About Statins

Nov 01, 2015 08:44PM
More and more people are being prescribed statins to lower their cholesterol, but do they really work? Dr. Allan R. Tomson and Frank Demeis discuss the benefits and concerns of statins in a talk titled: “Statins, Do They Really Work and What Are the Alternatives?” The talk will be held at Neck, Back and Beyond at 7 p.m. on November 10 in Fairfax.

According to MayoClinic.org, statins work by blocking a substance the body needs to make cholesterol and may also help the body reabsorb cholesterol that has built up in plaques on artery walls, preventing further blockage in blood vessels and heart attacks. These medications are more commonly known as atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Altoprev), pitavastatin (Livalo), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor). But even the MayoClinic notes that “doctors are far from knowing everything about statins” even though they are the second-most prescribed medication in the United States, according to WebMD.com.

To learn more about cholesterol-lowering drugs and to find out if there are safer alternatives, join the conversation. There will also be an opportunity to ask your questions and get you back to full health.

Location:  Mosby Building, 10560 Main St, Ste 204, Fairfax, VA. For more information, call 703-865-5690 or email [email protected].

 

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