Each year, over 100,000 deaths are caused by the side effects attributed to taking prescription drugs, and a further 2 million cases where individuals have been hospitalized as a result of taking certain medication. Now the 4th leading cause of death here in the US, it is clear that something needs to be done, big time!
Of all the drugs used in the world today, prescription medications are by far the worst for our health. Every prescription drug available today indeed has its side effects, but strangely enough “memory loss” seems to be a very common one.
One of the major side effects that have been noticed recently is “memory loss.” Many prescriptions are known to cause memory loss, and they fall into three main categories. If you are taking prescription medication at the moment, it is extremely likely that they will fit into one of these categories, which are:
- “Statin” Drugs – Statin drugs are prescribed by doctors to help lower cholesterol levels in the blood. They help to prevent the risk of heart attacks and strokes by around 25-30% by lowering the levels of “bad” cholesterol. However, cholesterol makes up around 1/4 of our brain and is essential for the functions of memory, decision making, and learning. This is a tough one, but many natural remedies can do the same job as statins, and don’t carry the nasty side effects.
- Sleeping Tablets – Prescription sleeping pills are known for causing mild to severe memory loss over a period. Dubbed “the amnesia drug,” Ambien is among the worst offenders for its memory sapping side effects. Other side effects are Night terrors, sleep paralysis, INSOMNIA, hallucinations, sleep walking and wetting the bed. There are so many natural remedies for sleep problems; sleeping pills are not the answer.
- “Anti” Medications – Antibiotics, antihistamines, anti-inflammatories, antidepressants, and antipsychotics – pretty much every drug with “anti” in front of it. These are all known to cause memory loss in children and adults. The primary neurotransmitter that is responsible for learning and forming memory is something called “acetylcholine.” Most of the “anti” drugs available today lower the levels of acetylcholine in your body, making learning and memory much harder while increasing the risk of long-term dementia. Other symptoms of low acetylcholine include hallucinations, blurred vision, confusion, and delirium.
Of all the pharmaceuticals that we use today, the 18 worst offenders for causing memory loss are:
- High-Blood Pressure Medication
- Sleeping Tablets – Lunesta, Ambien, Sonata and Temazepam
- Painkillers – Codeine, Morphine, and Paracetamol
- Parkinson’s Medication – Scopolamine, Glycopyrrolate, and Atropine
- Benzodiazepines – Xanax, Valium, Dalmane and Ativan
- Chemotherapy Prescriptions
- Beta Blocker’s
This list represents such a broad range of pharmaceuticals, and it seems that almost every area of the drug industry is rife with prescription medications that are causing memory loss in their patients. This is very alarming, and the only advice, for now, is to search for alternatives in nature.
Generally, if we want to find something out, the answer will be hidden in the natural world, and the chances are, somebody has already found it.