Posted: May 26, 2010 8:36 pm
by Tbickle
generalsemanticist wrote:
GenesForLife wrote:What pathogenic diseases are statins prescribed for? <facepalm>

Statins also treat one of the causes of atherosclerosis, in the sense they block an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase , which reduces blood cholesterol, therefore lowering the risk of plaque buildup in the coronary artery, now, what symptom do statins treat? they treat a cause.

You do not know the cause of atherosclerosis. This is the logic;

1. your chloresterol readings are high
2. this drug has been proven to lower it
3. take this drug

But doctor, why is my chloresterol reading high?
Don't ask questions, just take the drug.

Is there one cause of high cholesterol?

Is it you position that the doctor probably doesn't also provide advice on how to possibly lower it without drugs?