Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: heart failure | statins | testosterone | CoQ10

Testosterone Linked to Heart Failure

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 04:44 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Congestive heart failure has been increasing at epidemic rates, including a 50 percent rise in mortality within five years of diagnosis.

In fact, for every 1 ng/ dL decline in total testosterone, there is a 28 percent increase in risk of mortality for people who suffer from congestive heart failure, according to a 2006 report in the journal Circulation.

Why would congestive heart failure be rising at epidemic rates? It’s not our aging population that is causing this. I think the answer is clear: The overuse of statin medications.

Statins block the production of CoQ10, the vitamin-like substance that is integral for proper muscle function.

However, CoQ10 depletion is not the only reason statins should be avoided.

These drugs have been shown to significantly lower testosterone levels, as reported in The Journal of Urology in 2010.

I have said it before and I will repeat it here: Statin medications should be pulled from the marketplace.

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