STATIN drugs: Lipitor,Crestor, Zocor, Lovastatin, Pravachol, Vytorin and more, are cholesterol lower drugs. They inhibit (actually, they poison the enzyme that makes cholesterol), the action of the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme in the liver. In a 2015 peer- reviewed journal, Okuyama et al, claim that contrary to widely held beliefs, the primary toxicity of statin drugs is on their inhibition of CoQ10 and " Heme A" biosynthesis, which are compounds required for energy generatrion (in the form of ATP) and mitochondrial maintenance and repair.
This artical was posted on Oct.21,2015 in Musculoskeletal ( /news).
A large percentage of my Hypothyroid patients tell me they are so frustrated that they can't loss weight, even when they drop to low calories and spend hours excercising. Hypothyroid simply slows down the body's overall metabolism and fat burning. For instance, the adrenal hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine that enhance fat burning lose power when the thyroid is under active. Low thyroid function makes it harder for the body to burn fat by shutting down the sites on the cells that respond to lipase, an enzyme that metabolizes fat.
Neurotransmitters are chemicals made and stored in the intestinal region for use by the brain to help us deal with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, memory loss, etc. Neurotransmitters play a role in shaping who we are and how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. They influence our moods, memory and learning, self-esteem, anxiety levels, motivation, and more. I think this explains why some people who have been suffering for years with unresolved thyroid symptoms can become grouchy, angry, and pessimistic.