Why am I not surprised when I read that some of America’s top Medicos have come up with new standards for preventing heart attacks and strokes that calls for more drug consumption by potential victims than has ever been prescribed before?
I guess if what I have been reading is true then the current call by some in The Medical Arena is for about one-third of the adult population to think about taking “Statin” drugs as a precaution against possible cardio-vascular – - “Heart-related” problems.
I kind of thought at one point that Americans are pretty heavily drugged out already – - – and now they want us to take even more? Well who am I to question? I am not a doctor or any kind of medical professional – - and I certainly do not wish to suggest anything one way or the other about this story that I am reporting on here. I am just reporting about things that I have read in case anyone is interested in reading such things.
It seems to me like the new guidelines said to have been issued recently by The American Heart Association – - – and other biggies in the Medical Industry – - have come up with new standards by which to estimate individual “risk” factors for acquiring these kinds of ailments – - and what I think is fairly telling is the number of people in the age range of 40 to 75 who are now included.
You can read all about this on an article by Marilynn Marchione who apparently writes for The Associated Press (AP) – - and I found the article talking about all this in The Dayton Daily News Newspaper, Dayton, Ohio – - issue dated Wednesday, November 13, 2013 on page A-8 of that newspaper. The title of the article I read is “DOCTORS URGE WIDER USE OF STATINS.”
Just type the title of the article into your web browser and I am sure you will see many different suggestions as to where to read this article popping up. Or you might just want to read – - – HERE.
Well – - – now that I have read the article where some of the Big Doctor Types are reportedly calling for more Americans to think about starting on Statin Drugs I think it would only be fair or me to include an article from The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where some of the potential “risks” of taking these medications are spoken of – - – in some detail, I might add.
I guess if I am going to cover one aspect of this story then it is only fair that I try to cover more angles of the same story.
Read the article I found on the FDA website where it speaks of the “rare” occurrence of serious liver injury – - – the potential for raised blood sugar levels – - some cases where memory loss has been reported to have occurred from taking statins – - reports of occasional instances of muscle damage – - and what I – - a total layman – - consider to be other equally scary shit. – - – HERE.
Add to all this the idea that a large percentage of our drinking water – - – especially from municipal sources – - – may already be laced with all kinds of drugs – - and the picture becomes a little more - – - what shall I say – - – uncomfortable? Would “Uncomfortable” cover it? If you want to read about possible drugs in the drinking water supply you might want to add the following little “Title” to your search window in your computer browser and see what comes up: - – - “DRUGS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER”. I did this and I was awe stricken at some of the things I found to read about this.
There! I have now reported on an article where Medical Experts are suggesting that more people take these kinds of medications and I reported on an article that talks about the risks associated with taking these kinds of medications. I guess I have covered all the angles now and I can go back to bed and nurse the cold I caught from some idiot when I went to a doctor’s office with my friend Jim a couple of days ago.
Ironically – - not more than a day or two after I wrote an article about the danger of picking up other people’s germs I go out and pick up some other people’s germs and now I am paying for it. Sometimes I feel like a total fool.