Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cholesterol Lowering Statins Cause Neuropathy and Diabetes!

Cholesterol Is Produced By Every Cell In The Human Body! 

You make way more cholesterol than you could ever consume in a day. Your body needs these fats for healthy Brain and Nerve formation, they are entirely made of cholesterol and water. Your cell membranes are dependent on cholesterol because the membranes are made up of a double layer of fatty acids bound by phosphates, the lipids are replaced continuously by the cells own production of cholesterol.

Why Are So Many People On Cholesterol Lowering Statins? 
 The answer lies in the motive…A motive of profit driven greed at any cost! More than 255 million prescriptions for cholesterol lowering drugs were dispensed in 2010, for a total spending of nearly $19 billion in America, making them the most commonly prescribed type of medication in the United States.

However, the number one cause of death in America is Heart Disease. 
The fact of the matter is that since 1935, Heart Disease and Cancer have been the #1 and #2 causes of death in America every year! There has been no change at all with the introduction of statins, but what has changed is the incidence of Peripheral Neuropathy and Diabetes since the introduction of these types of drugs.

 At GreenMedInfo.com you can see 88 studies on statin-induced neurotoxicity (nerve damage), with12 studies further statin drugs directly to neuropathy, including chronic peripheral neuropathy.

As explained by NINDS: "Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system, the vast communications network that transmits information from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to every other part of the body. Peripheral nerves also send sensory information back to the brain and spinal cord, such as a message that the feet are cold or a finger is burned. Damage to the peripheral nervous system interferes with these vital connections. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral neuropathy distorts and sometimes interrupts messages between the brain and the rest of the body." 

Because every peripheral nerve has a highly specialized function in a specific part of the body, a wide array of symptoms can occur when nerves are damaged. 

Statins stop the nerve insulation, that is cholesterol based, from forming correctly! 

Some people with neuropathy may experience temporary numbness, tingling, and pricking sensations (paresthesia), sensitivity to touch, or muscle weakness. Others may suffer more extreme symptoms, including burning pain (especially at night), muscle wasting, paralysis, or organ or gland dysfunction. People may become unable to digest food easily, maintain safe levels of blood pressure, sweat normally, or experience normal sexual function. In the most extreme cases, breathing may become difficult or organ failure may occur. Some forms of neuropathy involve damage to only one nerve and are called mononeuropathies. More often though, multiple nerves affecting all limbs are affected-called polyneuropathy.

One of the more disturbing implications of this finding is that since statins damage the peripheral nerves, it is also highly likely that they damage the central nervous system (which includes the brain), as well. One study published in the journal Pharmacology in 2009, found statin-induced cognitive impairment to be a common occurrence, with 90% reporting improvement after drug discontinuation. There are, in fact, at least 12 studies linking memory problems with statin drug use in the biomedical literature, indicating just how widespread and serious a side effect statin-induced neurological damage really is.
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