Most mainstream doctors shouldn’t even be TALKING to older patients, much less treating them.
Sorry, but it’s true: They have NO CLUE that many of the treatments given to younger folks can be far more dangerous to seniors.
And that’s EXACTLY how many older folks end up on drugs they NEVER should’ve been given in the first place.
Now, new research exposes the terrifying toll of just one of those medications.
It reveals how a common drug… given to MILLIONS… can trigger one of the most feared diseases of aging.
It can lead directly to Alzheimer’s!
How antidepressants can ROT your BRAIN OUT
Too many docs think depression is part of getting older, but nothing could be further from the truth…
It’s not normal at ANY age.
And it’s especially not normal in seniors!
Sure, you might have a few “down” moments here and there as you experience the loss of friends and loved ones.
But anything more than that… like a depression you can’t quite seem to shake, or a depression with no obvious cause… is a sign of something wrong inside your body that needs help.
But instead of giving you that help, most docs just prescribe meds.
“Hey, it does the trick for younger people… so it should work for seniors too!”
Reality check: They’re a TERRIBLE choice even for younger patients, delivering disappointing results and a sack of side effects all at once.
And they’re far WORSE in seniors, because along with all of the side effects younger patients face…
These drugs can lead to dementia.
Take them past 60, the new study finds, and your risk of Alzheimer’s will more than TRIPLE!
Already, the mainstream is making excuses. “Depression could just be a warning sign of dementia,” they say. Sure, that can be true some of the time…
But it’s certainly not going to TRIPLE the risk.
The more likely explanation is studies that show how common antidepressant drugs can damage certain nerve cells in the brain.
And that shows why it’s so important NOT to just accept dementia as “normal aging” and pop a drug in hopes it goes away.
In cases where depression isn’t caused by life’s sad events, it’s often a sign of an internal problem; in seniors, it’s usually hormonal and/or nutritional.
Complete testing can often reveal the cause so you can figure out what you need to get back on track.
If you’re in the San Diego area, we can run those tests right here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.
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