Atorvastatin in diabetes

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Those practices might lower your cholesterol enough such that you won't need the atorvastatin or at least not a high a dose. Time for you to get very involved in the entire process.
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I am 58 year old woman living in India. I had diabetes (type II) in the year 2004 and mild hypertension in the year 1996.My doctor has prescribed the following medicines from time to time.
that I'm sure "GoofyDad" will comment on. It's Digestive Disease Week 2007 (DDW) is upon us with lots of interesting studies to examine. Wish there was an easier way to link to the studies, but for those interested, this will have to do. 1. First go here: 2. Then click on the word "here" in the second paragraph which reads in full" Plan or modify your DDW itinerary in advance and view accepted abstracts *here*." 3.
My father is 74 yr old. In 2005 he had cardiac failure then temporarily pace maker was installed. After 48 hr permanent pack majer was installed, during these 48 hrs he had twice underwent shock. First time he was told that his temporary pace maker lead was displaced and second time speed of pacemaker was slowed down because of fibrosis and then speed was increased.
My father is 74 yr old. In 2005 he had cardiac failure then temporarily pace maker was installed. After 48 hr permanent pack majer was installed, during these 48 hrs he had twice underwent shock. First time he was told that his temporary pace maker lead was displaced and second time speed of pacemaker was slowed down because of fibrosis and then speed was increased.
In the last few months I have been getting a sudden weakness in both arms. It comes on suddenly and lasts a maximum of 5 minutes. When it happens I cannot lift anything. I feel so weak that I have to sit or lie down until it passes. This week it hit me twice. Before these 2 incidents, the last time this happened was a month ago and before that was probably another month (2 times in a week). The sensation is from the shoulders down to my hands. Any ideas?
Hi Barbara, Just read your comments. I just consulted one of my resources on drugs and supplements. Lipitor is the product name for Atorvastatin. " Atorvastatin is a member of the statin group of lipid- lowering drugs. It is used to treat hypercholestrerolemia ( high blood cholesterol levels) in patients who have not responded to other treatments, such as a special diet, and are at risk of developing heart disease.
I have type 2 diabetes and was diagnosed in 2005. Just before Christmas I started attending a Gym. After using various pieces of equipment I noticed buzzing in my hand and legs. I have since been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel syndrome and am waiting to have surgery, this goes some wsy to explaining the numbness, buzzing and tingling in my hands but not in my legs. The buzzing isn't present all the time. I have stopped going to the gym.
controlling modifiable risk factors (diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, weight, no smoking -- absolutely no smoking) 2. diet high in fiber, low in sugar and saturated fats -- no trans fats. 3. Diets like the Mediterranean-style diet 4. Moderate exercise with the consent of your physician I hope this helps.
I have muscle spasm in or around the ribs on both sides (in the front under the breast and sometimes in the back at the same horizontal position), it feels like a ball rolling, in that it switches sides. It occurs even at night during sleep, painful enough to wake me. I only know that when I relax and stretch (the side where the knot is) using several positions I have to wait till it goes away, in many cases to have it return in other places described above.
Atherosclerosis Heart block Hypertension" The list below is from Wikipedia - Pulse Pressure: "Examples: (these are examples of WIDENING pulse pressure causes): Atherosclerosis Arteriovenous fistula Chronic aortic regurgitation Thyrotoxicosis Fever Anemia Pregnancy Anxiety Heart block Aortic dissection Endocarditis Raised intracranial pressure" *** This is an excerpt from WebMD on New Warnings on Cholesterol-Lowering Statins: "Feb.
hello doctor,my grand mother 72yrs old is a known hypertensive for 10 years,she is also suffering from subclinical hypothyroidism , diabetes & osteoarthritis.she is on regular medication of: losartan-h 50mg , atenolol , thyronorm , aspirin 75mg , atorvastatin 10mg , evion , dytor 20mg all on OD doses. she has to take nimuselide BD dose because of pain.she has ISOLATED SYSTOLIC HYPERTENSION usually s.b.p shoots upto 160-180mmhg. otherwise it remains between 130-140/60-50mmhg.
Thank you so much for your very helpful suggestions. I've made an appt to see my GP on Tues. about having a sleep study. My daughter did suggest this years' ago. I've been to ENT who did'nt suggest anything apart from Sterimar, which I;m taking but it only helps briefly. I was expecting them to take some bloods to check for Sjogren's syndrome, but was very disappointed; must have spent all of three minutes in the clinic!
Hi...I hope this is the right place because it is about the most important person in my life.My mother is a type 2 diabetic since the last 4 yrs, shes 45 yrs old. Shes already on zoryl-3 (glimepiride 3mg),piodart-15(pioglitazone 15mg), X-met( metformin 500 mg) besides that she is on antihypertensives( ramipril and hydroclorthiazide), allopurinol, hypolipidemic (atorvastatin). Her blood sugar is still high in the range of 240-270 mg/dl.
Atorvastatin has just been added to the VA formulary and my doctor jumped at the chance to switch me from Zocor. I have noticed a significant increase in the level of peripheral neuropathy in both my feet and hands. The pain is chronic and extreme and I am wanting to know if there are any new studies indicating a connection between these symptoms and the lipitor? I am getting desperate!!!!!
is it the side effects? Tonact is Atorvastatin a drug in the group of statins which is used for high cholesterol. It is usually a safe drug. Main side effects are elevated liver function tests and and a condition called rhabdomyolysis. But these are not very common. Stopping the medication will depend on your cholesterol levels after taking the medication and your other problems like high BP, diabetes, family history of heart problem etc.
My questipn, however, is about whether statin drugs will raise blood sugar, causing pre-diabetes or diabetes? My paternal grandma has type 1 and my maternal uncle has type 2 diabetes. In the past 6 months, besides rapid weight loss, I also experienced fatigue, weakness, cold feet, dizziness, sudden drop of blood pressure, increased thirst and trips to restroom, low grade fever on and off with left side abdominal pain.
The benefits will be noticed in weeks as the sugar level is checked daily.Over the long term the diabetes will be in full control. Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day. Children under 15 years – do 10 to 15 minutes twice a day. Not for pregnant women.
He wakes up chomping his teeth and then breaks out in an awful sweat and also has amnesia for about 2 hours afterwards. We thought it was the Amantadine but we have discontinued that the past week. We had another episode last night. All of these episodes take place at night. He had an EEG done and it did show some abnormality but it was medicine related. His tremors have never gotten under control since his diagnosis. I guess we are at our wits end as to what to do next.
Then I had comprehensive cardio checkup in April 1998 at the age of 47. Since then, I have been undergoing comprehensive cardio checkup regularly following my doctor’s reporting of dilated aortic root and enlarged left ventricular ED. The following is the case history of checkups. Age Aortic root diameter Aortic / Pulmonary regurgitation Medication 47 4.2 Atenolol 25 mg, Amlodipin 5 mg 48 4.6 ,, ,, 50 4.7 ,, ,, 52 4.
sent home with a new script for Gemfibrozil added to a new lower dose of atorvastatin ( was before strokes taking 80 down to 10) 4 days of major charlie horses Dr said stop taking Gemfibrozil.. and to help with the swelling I was put on lasix furosemide 20 mg and pot chloride 20 meg.. I am drinking more water but not peeing anymore than normal..dizzy tho.and sometimes short of breath, especially when walking or talking..
For patients taking darunavir plus ritonavir, fosamprenavir, forsamprenavir plus ritonavir, or saquinavir plus ritonavir, the atorvastatin dose should be limited to 20 mg daily. In patients taking nelfinavir, daily atorvastatin should not exceed 40 mg. Rosuvastatin should be limited to 10 mg daily in patients taking altazanavir with or without ritonavir or lopinavir plus ritonavir.
It's well established that there is an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in statin users, one meta-analysis reporting a 9 percent increase in risk, another reporting a 13 percent increase in risk. Statin use appears to promote diabetes by impairing insulin secretion by the beta cells of the pancreas and also by reducing insulin sensitivity.
Recent studies have shown no reductions in death in people over the age of 65 or people with no existing heart disease on statins (regardless of how much their cholesterol was lowered) and no benefit at all in women of any age. It is very important to understand statistics here and the difference between relative risk and absolute risk reduction. Much of the advertising with statins describe a 36% risk reduction in heart attacks. This is a relative risk reduction.
Millions of Americans take PPIs to alleviate the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition marked by food and acid in the stomach leaking back into the esophagus and causing damage. But PPIs like Nexium (exomeprazole) and Prevacid (lansoprazole) have been shown to both block nutrient absorption and inhibit the production of necessary stomach acid, which can cause a host of other health problems. The U.S.
My father a 67 years old,no history of diabetes or b.p.or cholesterol. but a smoker.On 29/1/2010 he complained of severe chest pain.He had no other complain before that.He is now normaland fully fit to do cycling and other normal activities.Doctors in India made coronary angiogram and the report is as follows:LMCA:normal, LAD:mid segment shows 75% stenosis, Diagonals-D1 origin shows 90% stenosis LCX:non dominant-mid segment shows minor plaques, RCA:dominant-Proximal segment shows 99% stenosis.
I have been on Atorvastatin Tabs 10mg for over a year and now my liver enzymes are high - ALT 79 and AST 41, along with numerous other lab test, including Hepatitis and HIV to rule out those. I am of the understanding that cholesterol meds cause damage to the liver. Should I worry? Now the doctor wants to order ultrasound to make sure there is nothing else going on that may be of concern. I am 56 and have had high cholesterol for the few years it has been checked, about 4 years now.
Since March I have experienced slight tingling in my toes and stronger tingling in my fingers (sometimes my lower arms) when in bed. I had a heart attack on 13 June but the hospital cardiologist thought the tingling might be nerve related. So at first my doctor assumed Carpal tunnel syndrome and I have been wearing wrist braces at night.