“If it seems like your statins aren’t working well enough but you haven’t taken them for very long, it might just be too soon,” explains the body.

If the issue persists, increasing the statin dose may be necessary.

In some cases, “true statin” resistance has been linked to variations in many genes, according to WebMD.

The health body adds: “If your cholesterol doesn’t budge, your doctor might order genetic or other tests to look for causes of your high cholesterol and resistant to statins, but regardless, the important thing will be to find a way to get your cholesterol down.”

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