We’ve got an out-of-season Grinch named coronavirus threatening to cancel the holiday – but in classic Hollywood horror movie fashion, the REAL monster isn’t the virus stalking everyone outside.
It’s ALREADY in your home!
This hidden threat operates like something out of a creature-feature.
First, it slips into your brain.
Next, it wipes out your memory.
Then, it erases your personality.
And finally, it claims your life.
But this isn’t fiction, my friend. This is something in your own medicine chest right now – as new research exposes the horrifying truth about some of today’s most popular drugs!
The brain-rotting meds hiding in plain sight
These monster meds are called anticholinergic drugs, but don’t breathe a sigh of relief if the name doesn’t ring any bells.
As you’ll see in a moment, they can be hiding just about anywhere!
They “work” by blocking brain chemical called acetylcholine, which is involved in so many different functions that these meds are used for dozens of seemingly unrelated conditions, including:
- Blood pressure
- Mood disorders
- Leaky bladder
- And MORE
With so many uses, many older Americans aren’t just taking one anticholinergic drug. They’re taking two… or even more.
But taking ANY of these meds at all can have a frightening consequence – increasing your risk of mild cognitive impairment by 47 percent.
That’s the first step on a path that leads to much BIGGER brain problems down the road.
One study even found taking these meds for three years can raise the odds of Alzheimer’s disease by 54 percent.
The dangerous are so big – and so real – that yet another report estimated 1 in 10 cases of dementia could be from anticholinergic use.
Of course, if you’re a little older, you’re already at risk for decline and dementia – so if it happens, they never blame the drugs.
They blame your age!
But I’m not about to let this happen to you.
When you’re done reading this letter, visit Google for a list of anticholinergic drugs.
I’ll give you one right here: diphenhydramine, aka Benadryl, which is sold both on its own and is also slipped like a mickey into other meds to make you sleep. It’s especially common in the “PM” versions of painkillers as well as over-the-counter sleep aids.
Go through each of your meds to see if you’re on any other potential anticholinergic drugs. If you’re not sure, call your doctor or pharmacist.
Then, take action.
Nearly every single anticholinergic med has another, better option… and just about ALL of them have safe nondrug options.
Work with your doctor on getting yourself OFF the bad ones that can mess with your brain and onto these better alternatives.