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Posted on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I take pravastatin 80 mg each day, am 71 years old, weigh about 155 pounds, am beginning to experience mild symptoms of arthritis. Would a coenzyme Q10 food supplement be helpful to me? I see lots of advertising, have no idea if it's accurate.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

coenzyme Q10 food supplement will not be helpful for arthritis. This supplement is used to boost energy levels especially in persons with unexplained fatigue. For arthritis, I will rather recommend exercise and stretching. At your age, mild arthritis is not uncommon from the normal wear and tear that our joints experience over our lifetime. For now, no specific medication for this is recommended unless something else is the matter.

I hope this helps and guides. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 19 minutes later
Thank you; I have been doing this and shall continue to do so.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Keep me updated!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Keep me updated all the way. I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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