Who should take statins?

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Statins are drugs that can lower your cholesterol. They work by blocking a substance your body needs to make cholesterol.

Lowering cholesterol isn’t the only benefit associated with statins. These medications have also been linked to a lower risk of heart disease and stroke.

Very rarely, statins can cause life-threatening muscle damage called rhabdomyolysis.

The condition can cause severe muscle pain, liver damage, kidney failure and death. The risk of very serious side effects is extremely low, and calculated in a few cases per million people taking statins.

How can you calculate your own personal heart disease risk and use it to determine if you should start on a cholesterol-lowering statin drug?

This video provides you some useful information.

This is not professional advice, please seek out a professional if you need help.

This video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

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Source: NutritionFacts.org