Avoid Liver Damage by Avoiding Drugs to Reduce Cholesterol
Cholesterol reducing drugs in high doses have been shown in study after study to reduce cholesterol effectively and reduce the risk of heart attack. Those people with high cholesterol who have a narrowed arteries resulting from not treating their cholesterol can reduce their risk of heart attack by as much as 22 percent more than people on lower doses of cholesterol reducing drugs.
So what’s the problem? Liver damage. Liver damage is a severe side effect of high doses of cholesterol reducing drugs known as “statins.” While statins are effective in reducing cholesterol and diminishing the risk of heart disease, they also have been shown in high doses to cause inflammation of the liver in 1.2 percent of those on the statin drug. Funding for the studies indicating these results came from groups associated with the manufacturer of Lipitor, a commonly prescribed drug for reducing LDL cholesterol.
It is in the liver that 80 percent of the body’s production of cholesterol occurs. Cholesterol in appropriate levels is necessary to the formation of each cell in the body. It protects the outer membranes of the cells. The problems come when excessive amounts are produced by the liver or introduced into the body through high cholesterol foods. An excessive amount of the waxy LDL cholesterol builds up in the arteries and narrows the passage. Blood that carries essential oxygen cannot flow freely through clogged arteries.
Those who currently have liver disease can also have the opposite effect from statin drugs. Instead of reducing their cholesterol, the drugs actually raise cholesterol levels in this group. In order to protect the liver from further damage, a low cholesterol diet and exercise is the safest and most effective way to reduce cholesterol. A plan to do this can be found in The 60 Day Prescription Free Cholesterol Cure.
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