Understanding How Statins Work: Mechanisms and Benefits
How do Statins Lower Cholesterol Levels? Statins work by inhibiting an enzyme in the liver called HMG-CoA reductase, which is responsible for producing cholesterol in the body. By blocking this enzyme, statins reduce the amount of cholesterol that the liver produces and releases into the bloodstream. In addition to lowering the production of cholesterol, statins also increase the liver’s ability…Read More »
What Happens When a Cortisone Shot Hits a Nerve?
Understanding Cortisone Shots and Their Purpose Cortisone shots, also known as corticosteroid injections, are commonly used to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis. The injection contains a corticosteroid medication, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that can help to relieve pain and reduce inflammation in affected areas of the body. The purpose of cortisone shots is to…Read More »