The SILENT KILLER in the ICU (And how to survive it)
A trip to the ICU for you or a loved one is bound to be one of the most TERRIFYING moments of your life.
But I’m here to tell you today that your fear and worry, while totally understandable, is misplaced...
Statistics show nearly ALL folks who visit the ICU come out of it just fine.
No, when it comes to the ICU, there’s a different time to worry...
And it’s not during the visit itself...
The REAL risk of the ICU
New research shows the biggest RISK to an ICU visit actually comes when they send you home!
It found that a SHOCKING one in five ICU patients die in the year after that stay.
The older you are, the higher that risk.
What’s more, if you have to return to the hospital -- even if it’s not the ICU -- your risk jumps again!
And now, a second new study reveals an even BIGGER risk factor.
It’s NOT your age...
And it’s NOT increased hospital admissions…
ICU doctors – not even the specialists – will ask about it or even mention it...
I’m talking about your MOOD!
No, this isn’t some New Age “positive thinking” – and it’s not a matter of “being optimistic.”
This is much deeper – much more important – and far more dangerous.
See, ICU survivors often face depression, which leads to real physical changes inside the body.
Depression triggers inflammation, and that inflammatory response can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and more.
And in fact, the new study finds depression after an ICU stay will increase your risk of death by ALMOST HALF – a shocking 47 percent!
There’s one big reason why ICU depression is such a SILENT KILLER -- and it can be totally avoided.
I’ll show you how…
Your ICU survival guide
The problem is that most doctors are so worried about the reason for your ICU stay that other conditions are considered low priority or completely ignored.
Don’t ignore this one!
Now that you know what’s at stake, you can be proactive about self-diagnosis and treatment.
There are multiple options for treating depression and some are safe even if you are undergoing treatment for the kinds of major problems that sent you to the ICU (like heart attack or stroke).
Two of them – B vitamins (especially B12) and the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil – can help with both those original ICU conditions as well as the depression itself!
Work closely with a holistic medical doctor to find the best solution for your situation.