Do you take prescription medications?
Have you ever considered what these might do in your body?
Do You Have Any of These Conditions or Symptoms?
- Back and joint pain
- Mild depression
- Low testosterone
- Osteopenia (bone loss)
- Overactive bladder
Many of these conditions have documented positive changes with chiropractic care.
What Happens with Medications
The more medication you take, the greater chance you might suffer from an interaction in your body. These interactions may look like pain, other diseases or different symptoms. Unfortunately, many of these medical reactions may be a reason for seeking care from a doctor or another a different prescription.
Consumer Report Survey, Aug 2017
A Consumer Report survey from August 2017 found that 55% of Americans regularly take a prescription medicine of some form. Most people take on about four prescriptions, and many take over the counter drugs, vitamins, and dietary supplements which leads to over medication.
53% of people get their medications from one or more health care provider, many of which may have no clue what other providers have prescribed. Another reason many are over medicated is that many prescriptions should only be temporary, but many people keep taking the prescriptions. These all contribute to a high risk of adverse drug effects.
Ask your doctor! Bring your medications to every doctor visit including supplements and common medications that you may be utilizing (Ibuprofen, Tylenol, etc).
49% of respondents in the mentioned survey who regularly take prescription medication asked their health care providers if they could afford to stop taking any of their drugs. Of those participants, 71% of people in the survey were able to eliminate at least one of them.
This is amazing news! Even as few as 2-3 medications may have horrible health effects on your body. 4-10, or 11+ can be hazardous if they aren’t properly monitored or even provided to your doctor.
Want to check out what might be happening in your body?
DIY: Drug Interaction Checker
Click the link below and type in your prescriptions, over the counter drugs or supplement you’re using to start to see what side effects might be happening in your body.
Take your health into your hands! The more you know, the more active of a role you can take in your health. Call us today at King Chiropractic to see how alternative health care might keep you away from dangerous medical interactions! The time is now.
Consumer Reports, news release Aug. 3, 2017