5 Familiar Medicines That May Be Making you Sicker
We’re so used to taking pills for quicker relief from headache, indigestion aches etc, that we don’t even bother to ask ourselves a simple question: what’s causing the discomfort?
The problem is, a headache isn’t caused by aspirin deficiency, so aspirin isn’t going to cure it. Here are 5 drugs you may take regularly and what you may not know about their harmful effect on your health.
- Sleeping pills takeaway your sleep:
Most people don’t know that sleeping pills interrupt healthy sleep cycle. Most sleeping pills are highly addictive, cause depression, and have been shown to produce a 25% increase in early mortality.
- Headache drugs cause headaches:
mostly medicines used for treatment of chronic tension headaches actually makes headache worse. These include aspirin and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
- Osteoarthritis drugs lead to joint destruction:
drugs for the aches and pains of osteoarthritis, including NSAIDS and COX-2 inhibitors, have been shown to make the condition worse than if the patient took nothing at all. Both classes of drugs accelerate osteoarthritis and joint destruction by inhibiting cartilage repair.
- Antacids harm your digestive system:
antacid therapy-particularly the proton-pump inhibitors increase the risk of various gastrointestinal cancers, and can lead to serious nutrient deficiencies and intestinal infections, among other side effects. They prevent your body from performing its normal digestive process.
- Antidepressants make you obese:
SSRI-type antidepressants induce weight gain because they alter an area of the brain that regulates both serotonin levels and the utilization of glucose. People report gaining 40-60 pounds in a short time, and once weight gain begins it usually doesn’t stop.
Conclusion: Before you reach for a drug for your ailment, find out about its side effects and search for alternatives, natural therapies that actually address the cause of your discomfort.