Antidepressants: A Hidden, DEADLY Danger
Dear Turapür Today Reader,
When you hear the term depression, it’s probably not at the top of your list of your age-related health concerns.
But believe it or not, depression is a very common (and very real) concern for older adults.
In fact, studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that nearly 7 MILLION adults over the age of 65 experience depression each year.
And many older adults treat depression with antidepressant medication – a treatment that has gone up 19% among U.S. adults over the age of 60.
And while depression is something that should not be ignored, researchers are sounding the alarm about a common antidepressant.
Here’s everything you need to know about this latest news, including steps you can take to make an informed decision about taking antidepressants.
According to a new research study out of the United Kingdom, one of the top antidepressants on the market shows no benefits… and even increases the risk of DEATH among adults that show dementia-related symptoms.
The study found that an antidepressant mirtazapine failed to provide any benefit for dementia patients dealing with agitation… and patients taking mirtazapine had a higher likelihood of death than those taking a placebo instead.
It should be noted that the study was only looking at folks that had dementia, or experienced dementia-like symptoms. But findings linking depression, antidepressants, and dementia are still important.
A common symptom of dementia, another disease the disproportionally targets older adults, is agitation – which is commonly treated with antidepressants like mirtazapine.
But this latest study found that this common treatment doesn’t provide any real results… and increases the risk of death among dementia patients.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a ‘lose-lose’ situation!
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This Food Could Be Growing Deadly Tumors
This Food Could Be Growing Deadly Tumors
Are we literally FEEDING cancer cells by putting this one food on our dinner plates?
This is important. THIS one food could be growing cancer cells.
And here’s where it gets interesting… as soon as we STOP eating it, the opposite happens: cancer cells STARVE to death — and die out by the thousands.
Skeptical? See the evidence here.
Ok, so what does this all mean for you… especially if you’re currently taking antidepressants or showing signs of dementia?
The first thing you should do is have a thorough conversation with your doctor. Discuss any medications you’re taking, known side effects, and what it all means for your long-term health.
You can also look into natural alternatives to antidepressants. S-adenosylmethionine (SAM-e), St. John’s Wort, and even omega-3 fatty acids have all been found to help improve your mood without the side effects of antidepressant drugs.
I want to be clear that these are not a slam-dunk substitute for antidepressants, but simply natural alternatives that you can talk about with your doctor.
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Department of Research, Turapür Products
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