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3 More Lethal Prescription Drugs
In addition to the three mentioned in the previous article, here are three more lethal prescription drugs.
1) Pain Killers
While pain killers such as Percocet, Vicadin and OxyContin are essential after surgery, they are often prescribed for every day chronic pain. Not only are these drugs addictive, but they also poison your liver and slow your heart rate. Pain killers mask your pain and do nothing to constructively help you live pain free. Mild exercise and yogic breathing and stretching help strengthen and stretch your muscle and over time are more helpful to treating your condition than popping a pill.
Diuretics are often prescribed to lower blood pressure but the long-term effects can deplete your body of important nutrients. By increasing your kidney’s excretion of water, diuretics cause your body to excrete nutrients such as potassium, calcium and other minerals. The loss of these minerals can cause health problems as serious as heart attack and stroke.
Methotrexate is not only used as chemotherapy for cancer, but also is prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis. While there is a lot of debate on chemotherapy for cancer patients, it should never be prescribed for arthritis. Methotrexate, like all chemotherapeutic drugs, is a poison that kills both healthy and unhealthy cells in your body. The toxicity can cause bone marrow depletion, liver and kidney failure as well as a weakened immune system.
All drugs have risks, but these six have been shown time and time again to cause severe adverse reactions. There are many effective natural solutions to many of the conditions that these drugs seek to treat.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|American Health Care12 May 2011|