Statin Prescription Medication Side Effects – Master Health


Statin drugs side-effects what are they
and what are the other things that you should be equally concerned about
concerning a statin drug? Coming right up Hey I’m Dr. Ekberg with Wellness For
Life and if you’d like to truly master health by understanding how the body
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so that you don’t miss anything. So we’re gonna talk about statin drugs side
effects and this is a request from Walter the Musician so I recently did a
long video on cholesterol and we covered a little bit if I wanted to expand on
some of the mechanisms of the side effects and talk about why we really
need to understand how all this works so here are some of the most commonly
recognized side effects things like liver damage and muscle damage and of
course your primary muscle is the heart there is problems with memory
concentration and depression cholesterol is very important for the brain there is
pain and peripheral neuropathy there are sleep problems sexual dysfunction and
fatigue and these are just the main reported one but the mechanism behind
that is that there’s a guaranteed thing that happens and that is that it’s going
to reduce the amount of Co Q 10 it’s a very important enzyme that’s vital for
the energy production in mitochondria and where do you need it the most
you need it in the organs that use the most energy which is your liver your
heart and your brain pretty important organs this is all based on something
called a Mevalonate Pathway and you don’t have to understand these words but
I just kind of put them in there so that you know that there’s something going on. So HMG-CoA Reductase that’s an enzyme that’s involved with producing mevalonic
acid and then there’s a couple of intermediaries that are not important at
all that leads up to something called farnesyl PP and this in turn becomes
squalene which is a greasy substance that the body uses to make
cholesterol and then the same substance is also used to make Co Q 10 so these
two things compete for resources but when you take a statin drug now the
statin acts on this enzyme and it inhibits it so a chemical substance that
interferes with something in the body is called a poison and that’s essentially
what these things are so by blocking the this enzyme you’re
stopping this entire pathway and therefore your body is no longer able to
make the same amount of precursor for the cholesterol and the Co Q 10 and if
you watch that bigger Longer video that I made on on cholesterol you understand
that cholesterol is not a stupid mistake the body doesn’t go through all this
trouble to make something that’s harmful it makes the exact right proportions and
amounts of LDL and HDL cholesterol of all the different sizes depending on
what’s going on in the body depending on what the needs are to repair
inflammation and provide precursors to hormones and all these different things
it’s a very fine-tuned mechanism if you eat less cholesterol your body makes
more because it’s an essential nutrient your brain is 60 to 70 percent fat and
25% of that is cholesterol again that’s not a mistake it’s an essential nutrient
so when we interfere with the production of this enzyme we’re not just
interfering with one essential nutrient called cholesterol we’re also shutting
down energy production by interfering with the production of Co Q 10 so now if
we just go back to this list and we look at liver damage muscle damage heart
memory concentration depression most of those is because the brain needs both
cholesterol and coq10 it needs cholesterol as
building products and precursors and it needs coq10 to make energy 95% of the
energy in your body comes from the oxidation of fuel with the help of
oxygen and if you don’t have the Co Q 10 you’re going to reduce that amount of
energy production and again your brain your heart and your liver uses the most
energy because they’re the most metabolically active organs that you
have so when you interfere with the building materials and the energy
production now you get damaged in all these vital organs these essential
organs that provide essential functions but here’s the thing to think about even
if you don’t have a side effect even if you don’t notice some symptom are you
better or worse off if your body has to have something and you interfere with
the production of it are you better or worse off it worse off of course so what
that means and in terms of every medication versus virtually because the
mechanism is to interfere with a pathway in the body with the metabolic function
and if the body is trying to do something it’s not by mistake it’s doing
it on purpose and by interfering with a mechanism we are interfering with
something the body feels is essential to do and in every case you’re worse off
whether you get a noticeable symptom or side effect or not when you interfere
with the body when you reduce something that the body has to have then you’re
worse off so that’s something to keep in mind and of course there is always a
time and place for medication but it’s for life saving not from metabolic and
lifestyle imbalances the way to correct this we talked about in length in the
other video but the main things to do is to get some exercise to
reduce sugar and carbohydrates and things that create inflammation and
insulin if you enjoy this sort of content then make sure that you
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drugs that are developing liver and heart and brain problems as we speak and
if they can understand that they just need to shift their lifestyle just a
tiny little bit in some cases and not really suffer it’s not about deprivation
it’s just knowing the sound the innate choices to make to improve those body
functions naturally so thanks for watching