The long term solution to chronic kidney diseasesIn a new study conducted by Dr Richard Haynes of the University of Oxford in England and released on May 1, statins were said not to have an effect on the kidney function and thus won’t help individuals suffering from kidney diseases. Statins are drugs meant to lower your cholesterol levels in your body. Importantly, they help reabsorb cholesterol that lays in the plates of your artery walls therefore reducing blockage in the blood vessels thus reduced cases of blood clots of heart attacks. Statins include medication such as rosuvastation (crestor), simvastatin (zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor) and so on. Before taking statins, nevertheless, you should consider the following:

Risk factors of undiagnosed health conditions

This include: family history of cholesterol or cardiovascular disease, inactive lifestyle, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, bad habits such as smoking among many others. Naturally, you can reduce cholesterol in your body by better managing stress, quitting smoking and doing regular exercises.
Statins, just like other medications have a few side effects namely: muscles and joint aches, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, all which sound less serious. Major ones include: liver damage, which may cause fatigue or feeling weak or formation of a dark color in your urine. Others are muscle problems commonly referred to as statin myopathy, where in extreme cases; the medication can cause myoglobin, which can damage the kidney. Still, statins can cause memory lapses, although in very few instances but what is certain is that they cause some form of confusion. If need be, consult your doctor for medical advice. The study which revealed a total of about 60 million worldwide with chronic diseases used at least 6,000 patients as its primary data, all who had chronic kidney disease and were not a critical stage to require a dialysis yet.
The study carefully followed a few select patients who had received the statin medication which combined simvastatin and ezetimine for a minimum of five years. Ultimately, the drug lowered the bad type cholesterol by an average 39 milligrams per deciliter compared to the placebo. Did it affect the need for dialysis or kidney transplant for the selected patients? No it didn’t. It was also discovered that the drugs are safe for individuals affected with kidney diseases to take and further stating that the medication reduced the risk of heart related diseases and stroke.
Having a chronic disease means that your kidney is limited in its functionality and as such, it is not able to filter or remove waste products and excess bodily fluids in the form of urine. The filtering process happens in the nephrons which are able to filter the fluids. Slight or severe damage to these components automatically assumes the dysfunction of the kidney.

How to avoid serious health conditions

Make sure you combine your medication with a good diet low in fats, exercise regularly and quit bad habits, which include smoking or excessive alcohol consumptions. While cholesterol is necessary for normal body functions, too much of it is dangerous hence the importance of statins. The bottom line is-know what your body needs because as such, the benefits from statins may be greater than the risks involved by taking them.