How to solve a $50-billion problem
It's the $50-billion-a-year problem that's wrecking the healthcare system.
And the mainstream is blaming YOU for it!
A new report confirms that falls are a major risk for older people... leading to ER visits, hospital stays, surgeries, disability, and even death.
No disputing that.
The study also confirms that the cost of these falls is about a billion dollars per week -- with the bulk of it coming out of the Medicare system.
And tragically, fatal falls cost more than $2 million a day.
But when it comes to WHY 3 in 10 seniors suffer a fall every year, the mainstream wants you to think that it's simply because of your age.
Of course, not one of us is as steady on our feet as we used to be.
But the idea that age alone is the main cause of falls -- more importantly, the main cause of INJURY falls -- is pure nonsense.
The real reason isn't the number of candles on your birthday cake.
It's the number of pills in your organizer!
Yes, friend, if mainstream docs want to point the finger, they should point it at themselves for all of the guidelines that push so many meds on seniors.
And there's one class of medication that's the worst of the lot.
It's often unneeded... and it can be reduced... or even eliminated.
Yet the mainstream just expanded the guidelines to put MILLIONS of new patients -- especially older folks -- onto these drugs.
Blood pressure meds can make you so unsteady that you not only fall... but fall so hard that you could suffer the kind of injury that can destroy your life.
A 2014 study found that these drugs -- including ACE inhibitors, diuretics, and beta-blockers -- can cause you to fall and crack your skull or hip, increasing those risks by 40 percent.
The fall risk of these meds is often greater than the risks of the hypertension itself, especially if your BP is only a little on the high side.
In some cases, those slight elevations in BP can be safely ignored.
In others, you can bring your levels down quickly and without drugs: Lose a little weight and consider natural therapies including calcium, potassium, and magnesium from diet and/or supplements.
Of course, don't stop taking any meds without speaking to your doctor first.
Another way to cut your risk of falls is to watch your feet -- and I'll have a money-saving tip on how to do just that coming up later today.
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