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Cholesterol Drugs and Shingles Vaccine Don't Mix

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Cholesterol Drugs and Shingles Vaccine Don't Mix

According to a study published on November 13, 2013 in the medical journal "Clinical Infectious Diseases", " Statins lower the immune system, possibly resulting in reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (shingles virus) already dormant in the body." In the main analysis, "The rate of herpes zoster virus (shingles) was higher among users of statins relative to nonusers of these drugs." So besides statin drugs causing muscle pain/ damage, liver damage, diabetes and memory loss, they also cause shingles! The National Vaccine Information Center states the “Shingles vaccine contains live attenuated varicella zoster virus and research shows vaccine strain virus...

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Jane's Blog Shingles Virus on the Rise

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Jane's Blog Shingles Virus on the Rise

The shingles virus Varicella-Zoster is the same virus responsible for chickenpox. If you had chickenpox as a child, after you recovered, the virus lies dormant in your nerve cells. It can reawaken as painful shingles rash when your immune system is compromised or weakens with age. A 2016 study found that rates of shingles have been climbing since the mid-1940s. Rates rose 39% from 1992 to 2010 in people over 65 and now are beginning to rise in all age groups. According to the CDC, “Almost 1 out of 3 people in the United States will develop shingles during their...

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