Lower the values and raise the threshold of risk. It is not an abstract concept but one that reads the guide about cholesterol
prepared a few months ago, and presented in Paris at the last european congress of Cardiology. Statins&c.: the latest Guidelines suggest, in fact recommend the doctors to prescribe to a population that is increasingly extended. What are statins? The term means “block”. Are drugs that inhibit cholesterol synthesis, recognized killer of the heart to the arteries. In this case, we talk about primary prevention, that which should serve to keep away the cardiovascular disease who is ( and wants to stay there) in good health. In short, a tool to defend yourself from the risks related to an excess of fat in the blood. But now a doubt is forcing its way even among those who have sworn on the effectiveness of a preventive treatment. With a question, a legitimate and justifiable: prophylaxis almost carpet-yes or no? The British medical Journal has recently published an overvew, that is, an overview that makes the fleas to statins and the guidelines. The authors (Paula Byrne, John Cullinan and Susan Smith) reviewed, on the basis of various studies, the use of statins to see if the counts come back. And namely if the benefits from them, balancing the potential damage in patients at low risk
or. Are parties, investigating the beneficial effects in subjects who had not developed heart disease. In their work focused on changes to the european guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention from 1987 to 2016. To do this, you are referred to a cohort of the elderly in Ireland, noting as well that the 30 % of over-fifties used statins, and of these, two-thirds for primary prevention. Many, not to wonder about the real need to take statins.
But on the next issue of health, on newsstands Tuesday 18, we will also talk about hypnosis and how in some cases it can replace anesthesia in the operating room of rare diseases and of how to use the areosol, avoiding the risks of diy. There will be a particular trip in a "tactile museum", where works of art are a measure of patients who are blind. And so a work of Van Gogh becomes a model made of chairs, mirrors and fabrics to explore with the hands.
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