If you’re a average person, you may take ibuprofen when you have a headache, rely on antacids for an upset stomach or heartburn, or perhaps you’ve been on cholesterol drugs for years. These medications clearly seem to benefit your lifestyle, and yet may be a hidden negative when it comes to your health. Medications used to treat depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, heartburn, ulcers, cholesterol, asthma, diabetes and more can often have negative consequences, and rob critical nutrients from your body.
Our goal is not to get you off your prescription medications, but to educate you on how your medications can affect your body, and guide you toward having a body that operates in peak performance. We do that by offering a BalancingMeds™ analysis specific to your needs. Prescription medications, including over-the-counter drugs, can:
- Deplete your body of specific vital nutrients
- Cause adverse side effects including pain
- Cause weight gain which can increase pain and inflammation
Examples of issues addressed in a BalancingMeds™ Analysis:
If you are taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs, it is often necessary to support the body with extra nutrition to make up for the loss due to drugs. Many medications cab rob the body of vital nutrients, which in turn can alter the body’s physiology in a negative way causing health problems.
After having a custom BalancingMeds™ Analysis, your chiropractor will advise you on what nutritional supplements are needed to support your body’s specific needs.
Statin drugs are commonly prescribed to treat high cholesterol and are known to deplete Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). This depletion may cause muscle pain. Clinical trials have shown that increasing CoQ10 levels decrease the incidence and/or severity of statin muscle pain. In fact, a drug manufacturer patented the use of CoQ10 in combination with their stain drugs years ago, yet most people are unaware of this nutrient deficiency and need CoQ10.
Drug induced weight gain is a serious unwanted side effect of many commonly used drugs. If you’re carrying many extra pounds, you face a higher-than-average risk of fifty different health problems. These health conditions include the nation’s leading causes of death:
- Heart disease
- Certain cancers
Just as compelling is the strong link between excess weight and pain. Fat cells release biochemicals that can lead to inflammation, which can then lead to joint and muscle pain. Our BalancingMeds™ Analysis will educate you on the possibility of your medications causing weight gain.
Atenolol, Metoprolol, and Propranolol are medications known as beta blockers used to treat high blood pressure and migraines. Studies have shown that it is possible to gain as much as five lbs. in the first few months of taking these medications.
The Bottom Line
Why do I need a BalancingMeds™ Analysis?
“It’s your health, and therefore your job to protect it.”
You now have at your fingertips, through your chiropractor and a BalancingMeds™ Analysis, the opportunity to give your body everything it needs to stay as healthy as possible!
Never change dosage or discontinue your medication without consulting your prescribing physician.