Most diarrhea will resolve within 24 to 48 hours—if it’s caused by viral gastroenteritis (a stomach bug) or food borne illness. If your diarrhea is hanging on and not resolving, take a look at your medications. It can be challenging to identify which medication may be causing drug-induced diarrhea, especially if you’re taking multiple medications. Here are some well-known offenders commonly associated with drug-induced diarrhea. See More
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Triglycerides are free fatty acids circulating in your blood. When you have your cholesterol panel checked with your doc you will see: triglycerides, HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Triglycerides fluctuate depending on what you have to eat or drink but normal fasting triglycerides are < 160. Unlike with LDL cholesterol, studies haven’t shown that high triglycerides are an important marker of risk of stroke and heart disease. See More
Guidelines change the way we practice medicine. This is a good thing because sweeping guidelines are based on interpretations of years of good strong studies. The new cholesterol guidelines place the burden of lowering LDL cholesterol on statin drugs because they work.
Lowering LDL cholesterol is now not just about chasing a number (70, 100, 130) but about lowering yours by 25-50% if you meet the indications for treatment. See More