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Older adults at high risk for drug interactions – Are your medications stripping your body of nutrients?

In drug depletions, drug interactions, drugs, medications and interactions, older adults and drugs on December 27, 2008 at 11:34 am

Public Release: 23-Dec-2008
 JAMA
Older adults at high risk for drug interactions
At least one in 25 older adults, about 2.2 million people in the United States, take multiple drugs in combinations that can produce a harmful drug-drug interaction, and half of these interactions involve a nonprescription medication.
 National Institutes of Health, University of Chicago

Contact: John Easton
john.easton@uchospitals.edu
773-702-6241
University of Chicago Medical Center

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Our comments:

The average American 65 year old is taking 19 medications annually.  

The average American Shaklee Member 65 yr old is taking less than 1 medication annually.  See U.C. Berkley Study

Prevention has many side benefits. 

Find out if your medications are stripping your body of nutrients

 

Humans make Aspirin’s active ingredient – Salicylic Acid – from fruits & veggies

In antioxidants, aspirin, drugs, salicylic acid, vita lea on December 27, 2008 at 10:23 am

New Evidence That Humans Make Aspirin’s Active Principle — Salicylic Acid (December 26, 2008) — Scientists are reporting evidence that humans can make their own salicylic acid — the material formed when aspirin breaks down in the body. Salicylic acid, which is responsible for aspirin’s renowned effects in relieving pain and inflammation, may be the first in a new class of bioregulators, according to a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. … > full story

Blood pressure drugs linked to Diabetes, Heart Failure

In blood pressure, blood vessel, diabetes, drugs, heart failure, potassium on December 1, 2008 at 12:56 pm

Potassium Loss From Blood Pressure Drugs May Explain Higher Risk Of Adult Diabetes (December 1, 2008) — Researchers have discovered that a drop in blood potassium levels caused by diuretics commonly prescribed for high blood pressure could be the reason why people on those drugs are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The drugs helpfully accelerate loss of fluids, but also deplete important chemicals, including potassium, so that those who take them are generally advised to eat bananas and other potassium-rich foods to counteract the effect. … > full story

Discover what other nutrients your drugs are depleting from your body.

 

Diabetes Medications In Same Class Carry Different Risks Of Heart Failure, Death (December 1, 2008) — Older adults who take the diabetes medication rosiglitazone appear to have a higher risk of death and heart failure than those taking the related medication pioglitazone, according to a new report. … > full story

 

Portuguese Scientists Discover New Mechanism That Regulates Formation Of Blood Vessels (November 30, 2008) — Researchers have discovered a novel mechanism which regulates the process whereby new blood vessels are formed and wounds heal, including chronic wounds, such as those found in diabetic patients and those suffering from morbid obesity. These findings have implications for the development of new therapeutic approaches to healing damaged blood vessels and building new ones. … > full story

 

Garlic lowers blood pressure without bad side effects.

Inhalants raise risk of pneumonia by 1/3

In allergy, asthma, drugs on December 1, 2008 at 12:49 pm

Inhaled Corticosteroids Raise Pneumonia Risk For Lung Disease Sufferers (November 28, 2008) — Lung disease experts are calling for physicians to show much greater caution in prescribing inhaled corticosteroid drugs for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after finding evidence that the widely used anti-inflammatory medications increase the risk of pneumonia by a full third. … > full story

 

Strengthen lung tissue with vitamin A.