Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is when the thyroid gland produces too few thyroid hormones. This can slow some bodily functions. Hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid, is when it produces too many thyroid hormones and speeds up certain functions.
Statins are medications that treat high cholesterol. Most people can drink a moderate amount of alcohol while taking them. But, high alcohol intake can increase the risk of side effects for both statins and alcohol.