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Special to The TimesCould you review red yeast rice? I've started taking it in an attempt to lower my cholesterol and stay off statins. Diana Sherman Oaks The products: Lowly fungi have an amazing ability to create compounds that have strong effects on humans (alcohol,...
Q: My doctor just prescribed atorvastatin (Lipitor) for high cholesterol. The instructions said: "Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking this medication." I love grapefruit. Do I need to avoid it completely? A: Like you, I love...
Q: I hate having to get up three or four times a night to urinate. Around 3 or 4 in the morning, I have trouble getting back to sleep. I have discovered that when I take ibuprofen for post-exercise soreness, I am much less likely to be awakened by my...
Los Angeles TimesIt’s been known for a long time that eating grapefruit and taking certain prescription oral medications — including the cholesterol drugs atorvastatin, lovastatin and simvastatin as well as some cancer and heart drugs — don’t mix. ...
Q: I have been suffering with a rash under my breasts. Every morning, I use antiperspirant under my breasts. Although it does seem to help, the itching and discomfort have never gone away. Underwire bras are iffy, and lace is out of the question. I...
Q: My doctor always washes his hands before an exam, but he never seems to wipe down his stethoscope. This makes me nervous, but perhaps I am being silly. Should I ask about the stethoscope next time? A: Stethoscopes can carry all sorts of nasty bacteria...
HealthIf you are among the many who take Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor or other cholesterol-lowering drugs, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has news for you. The FDA updated its safety warning labels for statins, giving consumers better information on side...
Q: My wife is always telling me not to eat so many Brazil nuts. The past 10 days, I have eaten more than usual, up to six a day. I probably ate at least 40 nuts total. I estimate that batch contained up to 6 mg of selenium, which is way too much. I...
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