Statin Use and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Angie Szumlinski News

If you have ever had to use a statin medication for cholesterol control, you may have experienced muscle pain and overall weakness. These are a few of the side effects some people experience when taking statins and I have family members who have just these symptoms! So, when I read that a study was conducted to determine if there was …

Cholesterol-Lowering Medication

Angie Szumlinski Health

One of the most recent articles published on the treatment of COVID-19 discusses the use of statins. Statins are usually prescribed to lower cholesterol levels in the blood however they also have anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic properties, which could make them appropriate for treating COVID-19. Given a lack of randomized clinical trial data to support the use of statins for the …

Statins and Dementia – Connection?

Angie Szumlinski Studies

A study funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) will help determine if statin use can prevent dementia and disability in those patients 75 years or older. It has long been said that the side effects of statins often outweigh the benefits (muscle pain, weakness, etc.). Maybe now we can contribute something positive to this important medication and weigh …