Cholesterol Drugs Could Increase Post-operative Delirium

Obesity, depleting good cholesterol see pike in heart woes’

Dr. Donald A Redelmeier, professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and lead author of the study, said it’s common for older people to suffer from delirium after surgery, something that’s often neglected. The study looked at more than 284,000 people 65 years old and older who had surgery at Ontario hospitals and found delirium occurred in 1 out of every 90 patients. It was 30 percent more likely to occur in those taking statins, a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. Redelmeier wrote it’s likely delirium is more commonplace than 1 in 90 because it is “often overlooked by the surgeon or family members or even the patient himself.” He concludes delirium occurs in about 10 percent of patients and 13 percent who take statins.
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Civic-run KEM Hospital and Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai are part of the study. A compilation of body mass index showed that almost 60% of the patients were either overweight or obese. Obesity is a leading risk factor not only for diabetes but also heart disease. TOI got access to data of 1.3 lakh patients from seven hospitals in west India. The data shows that despite the din over heart attacks catching them young across India, it isn’t the 20-somethings but their parents who have to worry about heart diseases.
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Pravachol, Other Cholesterol Drugs May Cause Memory Problems: Study

All statins currently contain a warning that myopathy and rhabdomyolysis are rare possible side effects. Rhabdomyolysiscauses muscle fibers to begin to break down, releasing a protein called myoglobin, which can damage the kidneys as they attempt to filter it out of the bloodstream. Symptoms of rhabdomyolysis include muscle cramps, tenderness, stiffness, pain or spasms. The illness is usually reported in patients over 65 years of age or those who have renal impairment or uncontrolled hypothyroidism. A study published earlier this year in JAMA Internal Medicine determined that those statin prescriptions are often unnecessary and may put patients at needless risk of statin side effects, including muscle damage and increased diabetes risk.
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Cholesterol and Cooking: Fats and Oils

Certain drugs such as use of diuretics, beta blockers, corticosteroids and sometimes estrogen are also responsible. A person with hypothyroidism or any kidney disorders have a great risk of having high cholesterol. Diagnosis of high cholesterol in adults To identify the levels of cholesterol, a person may have to go for blood tests which are named as lipoprotein profile or lipid panel. These tests are useful for evaluating LDL, HDL, triglycerides and overall cholesterol level. Besides these tests, the doctor examines the patient physically, discusses about his medical records, and analyses the heart rate as well as blood pressure.
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High cholesterol in adults – Types and causes

High cholesterol in adults – Types and causes

Your LDL level also could be optimal if you are taking a statin medication. Please check with your doctor to get your complete lipid profile and see if you may need additional treatment. In the meantime, find more information on WebMD’s Cholesterol Health Center . Your total cholesterol level is Borderline High. Your level of “bad” LDL cholesterol is Borderline High, too. Working to bring down your total cholesterol decreases your LDL cholesterol level.
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