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  • #16210

    Tim
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    Now I’ve reached the positively ancient age of 40, I apparently have a much higher risk of terminal death. As a result, every time I go to the hospital for my usual check up I’m offered statins.

    So far I’ve not bothered with them; but what do you all think? Are statins a sensible, precautionary measure; or pointless, ineffective prevention of a problem that doesn’t exist?

  • #16229

    Cecile
    Participant

    I don’t associate statin missiles with precautionary measures: for that you usually pop kidney-cosseting Enalapril bullets, don’t you? (I have, since about 2006)

  • #16230

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Nope, never even heard of ’em!

  • #16231

    Cecile
    Participant

    Pity, ’cause ACE inhibitors (such as Enalapril) are great for maintaining a poker face…

  • #16235

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Hmm, I will have an investigate

  • #16254

    Paul
    Participant

    They’re great if you’re a manufacturer of them..

    I’ve refused, the younger docs have more of a problem with this, the older consultants listen to my reasons & are fine with it.. (whilst saying i need to say that the official NHS policy is & are you aware that..)

    • #16255

      Tim
      Keymaster

      Yeah, that’s pretty much my view. If it ain’t broke and all that…

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