[BULLETIN] Popular drug can MIMIC Alzheimer’s disease!
The doctors might think you’ve had a stroke…
Worse yet, they might call your family over and speak to them in hushed voices just outside your room.
Did you realize he has Alzheimer’s disease?
But it wasn’t a stroke.
And it’s NOT Alzheimer’s!
It’s something else… and the good news is, it’s something that can be found… fixed… and reversed.
Because new research reveals a frightening new cause of the severe confusion often blamed on stroke and/or dementia.
And it’s a popular drug!
Frightening new risk linked to common muscle relaxant
The drug in question is the common muscle relaxant baclofen, which can lead to severe confusion and other problems in older patients with kidney decline.
As you lose kidney function, you can’t process and filter out toxins and meds effectively.
That can cause the drug to build up in your system and eventually… you’re a wreck.
The study finds 1 in 25 patients on the drug with low kidney function are hospitalized for severe confusion, including stroke-like and dementia-like symptoms.
To put that number in perspective, only 1 in 500 kidney patients NOT taking the drug end up in the hospital for the same reason.
That means this common med can increase your risk by some 20 TIMES over!
Here’s the problem with this, and it’s a BIG one:
You might not THINK you have kidney problems…
Maybe you’ve never been diagnosed with any degree of loss of kidney function…
Even your own doctor might assume your kidneys are just fine if you’ve never reported any symptoms…
But you could STILL have kidney problems.
See, kidney decline is a little like gray hair and wrinkles; as you get older some degree of it is almost inevitable – so much that the new study finds up to 1 in 5 seniors have the low kidney function that could put them at risk for this frightening new side effect.
That makes it urgent to avoid this thing if you can.
Instead, try to ease muscle spasms and similar problems with all-natural muscle relaxants such as these:
- Chamomile’s a great relaxant in every sense; it can ease stress and help you sleep, and is so effective at relaxing muscles that it’s been used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat spasms. It’s available as a supplement, but is more pleasant as a tea.
- Magnesium is essentially nature’s version of a calcium channel blocker, which can help muscles to relax. It’s also responsible for some 300 other functions in your body, so it’s pretty handy to have around in any case. Look for magnesium glycinate or magnesium taurate; avoid magnesium oxide.
- The amino acid taurine is essential for muscle fatigue and muscle repair, so depending on the cause of your spasms or other problems this could also be just the ticket to help you avoid the med.
One very important note I need to add here: If you’re already on baclofen, DON’T stop taking it on your own.
While you should always speak to your doc before making any changes to your meds, that’s doubly true here since baclofen requires a specific weaning protocol that needs to be followed (or you could risk some pretty nasty withdrawal symptoms).