I am worried about my husband taking statins for cholesterol. The doc says he has to as he needs to keep his cholesterol way down than normal (?) people.
When the doc started it she never told him anything about the side effects neither did she say anything about what was the overall plan. I read all I could about statins and wasn't very happy. I thought he can stop it once the levels are good. But the other day I went with him for the appt and the doc said he has to take it for his whole life. and what about the side effects I asked? can't he manage with changed lifestyle.? She says it is not possible to manage without medication and as far as the side effects. She is watching his kidneys and if she sees that they are getting damaged she will stop it.
What? we have to wait till he damages his kidneys and then she will stop it and he has to deal with kidneys and cholesterol.
There has to be a better way. Does any of you know about any other ways than statins? other medication? lifestyle changes?
Am I over reacting about the statins? He is young. if he has to take it whole his life, he will have to take it for at least 30-40 more years.
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