Elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), also known as “bad” cholesterol, is a major risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally. Some examples of cardiovascular disease are coronary heart disease, heart attack, stroke, peripheral artery disease, and aortic aneurysms.
One of the common type of medications to lower LDL-C is statins. Statins have been proven to be effective in significantly decreasing LDL-C levels. But approximately 10 percent of patients who are prescribed statins are considered statin intolerant. Some signs that a patient is statin intolerant include muscle soreness, elevated liver enzymes, gastric upset, diarrhea, constipation, rash, headache, and/or forgetfulness.
If you believe you’re statin intolerant with high cholesterol, we may have an option for you. If you’d like more information, contact our PriMed Clinical Research team at 937-534-4238. Or click the Sign-up now link below and complete the research inquiry form.