Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What are Statins | Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

Just wanted to share some resources and information related to Statins - what are statins? How are they related to Cholesterol. These are some of the questions that I wanted to know the answers for.

Different nomenclature related to Cholesterol

LDL - Low Density LipoProtein - Bad Cholesterol
HDL - High Density Lipoprotein - Good Cholesterol
VLDL - Very Low Density Lipoprotein - Bad

Also Read
Red Yeast Rice: Cholesterol Lowering Supplement on MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/red_yeast_rice_and_cholesterol/article.htm

For more information on Statins - visit the wiki page at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statin

What are statins how do they work? For what conditions Statins are used - check
http://www.medicinenet.com/statins/article.htm

Are Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Right for you? - Check
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/statins/CL00010

There are many websites that give the lower and upper levels of these Cholesterol measures for a person. Check with your doctor and consult with a specialist for all matters related to Cardiology care.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Swine Flu Symptoms | About Swine Flu

Swine Flu is making news these days and there are reports of the out break of Swine Flu. If you want to know more about this Flu and about Swine Flu Symptoms then see below.

Latest Updates on Swine Flu:
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/
Also, available here is the latest cases of Swine Flu in USA

First Swine Flu Death reported from USA, a 23 month old baby - who returned with his family from Mexico to South Texas.

Previous:
Also read the article on the US Centers for Disease control and prevention - it has everything about this disease and also some key facts - also about some questions on Swine Flu in Humans and Pigs
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swine/key_facts.htm

About Swine influenza
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swine_flu

Swine Flu FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/04/24/f-swineflu-faq.html

Swine Flu Symptoms (Spanish Flu)
http://www.symptoms101.com/med/archives/2005/05/spanish_flu_swi.php