Did you know that your bathroom cabinet contains drugs that might increase your likelihood of dementia by 50%?

Long-term use of some common prescription medications may be regarding the heightened danger of dementia.

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Researchers found a statistically significant association between dementia and contact with anticholinergic drugs, especially antidepressants, antipsychotic drugs, anti-Parkinson drugs, anti-epilepsy drugs, and bladder antimuscarinics, which are applied to treat urinary incontinence, as stated by the observational study published in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Anticholinergic drugs work by blocking a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine within the general health.

The scientists analyzed data from 2004 to 2016 from 284,343 patients in England aged 55 and increase. They found “nearly a 50% increased odds of dementia” associated with absorption of a little over 1,095 daily doses of anticholinergics over a decade, “equivalent to three years’ daily using of one single strong anticholinergic medication along at the minimum effective dose recommended for older people.”

Reference

Your Bathroom Cabinet Contains Drugs That Could Increase Your Risk Of Dementia By 50%. Meera Jagannathan – https://www.marketwatch.com/story/these-drugs-in-your-bathroom-cabinet-could-increase-your-risk-of-dementia-by-50-2019-06-27


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