Sunday, May 7, 2017

Is Perception Reality - or does it really hurt?

There is little doubt within the medical community that statin drugs, medications used to lower cholesterol, save lives.  And yet, many people resist taking the drugs fearing side effects, the most common of which is muscle cramping.  A new study casts doubt on that side effect’s origin, whether from the drug or something called the “nocebo” effect.  Here is an article from MedPage Today in which I join several other physicians in looking at the situation, with a variety of opinions being expressed.

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