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Lipid Disorders and Statins

Read more about Statins.

Overview

Statins are commonly prescribed to help lower cholesterol. Statins have been shown to reduce death, heart attacks, and stroke.

Common statins include:

Effect of Statins on Lipid Disorders

Statins help to lower cholesterol levels and decrease inflammation.

Side Effects and Warnings

Possible side effects of statins include:

  • Headache
  • Stomach ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle weakness
  • Joint pain
  • Liver damage

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