In October, 2021, 2 blood pressure medications were recalled by the FDA:
The United States Food and Drug Administration sent out an announcement of a recall last week for batches of blood pressure medication from Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. The batches of Irbesartan Tablets and Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide had high levels of the impurity N-nitrosoirbesartan found.
N-nitrosoirbesartan impurity is considered a possible carcinogen, according to the FDA.Read the article HERE.
It’s critical we take a close look at our meds and how they could be affecting our bodies.
Common Medicine Side Effects
It’s important to know the various reactions that some medications could cause. A person could be feeling sick and take medication to feel better. What they may not realize is they are experiencing side effects from medication they are already taking. Here are some of the most common meds and their side effects:
|Type of Medication||Common Side Effects|
|Antacids (Treat hyperacidity)||Constipation |
|Antibiotics (Treat bacterial infections)||Abdominal pain |
Loss of appetite
|Antihistamine (Treat allergies)||Blurred vision |
Dryness of mouth
|Decongestants (nasal congestion or swelling)||Insomnia |
Dryness of mouth
|Muscle Relaxants||Dizziness |
Low blood pressure
|Anti-pyretic||Increased sweating |
Loss of appetite
How many people are taking medication to treat side effects from medications they are currently taking?
Other reactions from prescriptions drugs include heart palpitations. chest pain, irregular heart beat, anxiety, liver or kidney issues, etc. It’s critical people know what they are taking and talk to their doctor about any potential side effects.
This really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Most meds already have many side effects that could be worse than what you took them for in the first place. Another concern are side effects due to interactions from other drugs being taken.
Focus on The Source, Not The Symptom
Some of the most popular types of medication include the following:
- High blood pressure
These and other medications focus solely on the symptoms. While alleviating the symptoms might ease our discomfort in the short term, it does nothing to prevent the health issue from recurring. As a result, a person could be taking medication for years and still not get better.
The goal should be to take medication temporarily, and not need it anymore, but that’s often not the case.
It’s time to change your mindset when it comes to our health. Instead of relying on man-made drugs for a short term fix, it’s critical we focus on improving our overall health. This can be accomplished with a combination of diet, exercise, alleviating stress and getting to the source of our health issues.
Top Natural Remedies
Before man made medicines were available, people used natural remedies for treat various ailments. Here are a few common health issues and their natural remedies:
|Health Issue||Potential Natural Remedies|
|Pain and Nausea||Ginger|
|Pain relief||Eucalyptus oil|
|Migraine and anxiety||Lavender essential oil|
|Lethargy, fatigue,||Ginger, mint, hibiscus|
|Earaches||Hydrogen peroxide, apple cider vinegar|
Here are four simple, yet effective ways to achieve (and maintain) good health:
The Bottom Line
When it comes down to it, taking medication every day is something we all should do. But the question is which type of medicine are you taking: medicine from the doctor, or medicine from nature?
One medicine is quite expensive, and may have some nasty side effects. The other medication might be quite tasty, has few side effects, is much cheaper and used for thousands of years.
Don’t wait until you’re sick to start taking better of yourself. In addition, if you’re currently taking medication, look at natural healing methods. You might be pleasantly surprised at what you find.
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