2265 North Clybourn Avenue    Chicago, IL 60614    P: 773.296.6700     F: 773.296.1131

Your Brain: Could Prescription Drugs Be Affecting It?

Click here for the original post.

Like low thyroid, prescription medication is an often missed cause of memory problems.

The eight-pound Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR), which describes all prescription drugs in meticulous detail, is basically a compendium of side effects.

Be aware that virtually every medication prescribed for long-term use lists “memory loss” as a potential side effect. Unexpected culprits include the statin drugs to lower bad cholesterol, all blood pressure medications, Lyrica for fibromyalgia, and even eye drops for glaucoma.

If you’re taking any medications, discuss with your doctor the actual importance of each and every one. Ask if any can be eliminated. Current research is showing that for otherwise healthy women, the statin drugs likely do more harm than good, and they’re definitely linked to memory problems.

Also, remember that it’s not just the medical profession supplying you with chemicals. Too much alcohol, smoking, and other recreational drugs are also linked to declining mental function.

Posted in B, Blog, Knowledge Base, P, Y Tagged with: , , ,

Quick Connect

Get One Click Access to our

patient-portal

The Knowledge Base

kb

Patient education is an integral part of our practice. Here you will find a comprehensive collection of staff articles, descriptions of therapies and nutritional supplements, information addressing your health concerns, and the latest research on nutritional supplements and alternative therapies.

Join our Newsletter

Get health recommendations, delicious and time-saving recipes, medical news, supplement reviews, birthday discounts, and more!

BIRTHDAY

Workshops

Monthly Mindfulness Group
Sessions will include mindfulness meditations, guided visualizations, gentle yoga movements, walking meditations, journaling, and other stress reduction exercises. The group meets on the third Monday of each month from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. $25/month or purchase 6 months for $125 Presented by Bill Epperly, Ph.D and Renee Zambo.   More>>

Recent Health Tips

  • The WholeHealth Chicago Wellness Exam

    The WholeHealth Chicago Wellness Exam

    The WholeHealth Chicago Wellness Exam Patients new to WholeHealth Chicago, along with patients I’ve not seen for a while because they’ve felt good and sensibly wanted to avoid the health care system, often ask for a wellness check-up when they schedule an appointment. You’ve probably …Read More »
  • Do We Actually Need More Malpractice Attorneys?

    Do We Actually Need More Malpractice Attorneys?

    Although doctors still stiffen visibly in the presence of the word “malpractice,” today fewer cases than ever are filed. Over the past 20 years, instead of settling claims quickly, malpractice insurance companies fought back. This turned the tide as fewer and fewer cases ruled in …Read More »

May Sale: 20% Off Flower Essence Services Products

FES

Flower essences are herbal infusions or decoctions made from the flowering part of plants. They uniquely address emotional and mental aspects of wellness.  The gardens at the headquarters of Flower Essence Services has official biodynamic certification.  More>>