The numbers you need to know

At your annual physical checkup, your doctor orders blood tests. One of the most common tests is the lipid panel. Lipids are fats, and a lipid panel measures levels of different types of fat in the blood. More specifically, it measures lipoproteins, which are proteins that transport lipids in the blood. A typical lipid panel … Continue reading The numbers you need to know

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How often do you take Over the Counter Pain reliever?

In my twenties, I had really bad menstrual pain and discomfort almost every other month.  Often on the 2nd day of my period I would faint in the shower.  After regaining conscious I would come out of the shower and lay down on my bed for 15 to 20 minutes.  I often took over the … Continue reading How often do you take Over the Counter Pain reliever?

Are you getting benefit from Statin?

Statin, the cholesterol lowering medicine is vastly used in the US. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adults in the U.S., ranging from 40 to 75 years old, is taking a statin drug. I am sure that either you and/or one of your friends and family takes statin drugs. … Continue reading Are you getting benefit from Statin?

If your Cholesterol is high, it could be a good sign

As you know, many people (from children to older people) are on Cholesterol medicine. You can see Crestor (rosuvastatin, AstraZeneca) is 2nd in the Top 100 Prescription drug sales (in quantity) list below. This is a data from a research firm IMS.  12-month history of prescription numbers and total sales from April 2014 through March … Continue reading If your Cholesterol is high, it could be a good sign