Are blood pressure drugs inevitable? Chances are that if you don’t take one now, you may need to in the future. And if not you, someone close to you may need an antihypertensive medication. About one out of three American adults has high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease
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At this time, Alzheimer’s disease treatment is more about managing symptoms than about stopping or reversing the disease course. Existing therapies can’t cure Alzheimer’s, but they can help relieve some of its most troubling symptoms, and make life easier for both those with the condition, and their caregivers. New treatments
Despite reports of promising new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, there is still no cure. One or more of the drugs currently being tested may offer hope, but the results of those studies are still a few years away. In the meantime, there are drugs that can treat some of the
To function at its best, your brain needs just the right balance of minerals. These inorganic substances—iron, magnesium, zinc, and more—are important constituents of all bodily flu-ids and tissues, including your nerve cells, and are essential to a number of biological and physiological processes.
Both deficiencies in these minerals and
Summer’s here, and with many of us spending more time outdoors now, sun protection looms large. In this month’s issue, we’re looking at how to choose the best sunscreen, and apply it properly—but another aspect of the summer sun you might not have considered is its heat. Older adults are
Q. I have read several nutrition publications that recommend ginkgo biloba. However, when I took ginkgo, I had a seizure. Is this a common side effect?
A. The list of possible side effects associated with taking ginkgo biloba does include seizures. The risk of seizures rises if ginkgo is taken with
An astonishing 40% of US adults will develop diabetes in their lifetime.1 Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results primarily from abdominal obesity, which leads to resistance to the hormone insulin. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes is associated with a shockingly wide range of life-threatening complications, including
Donepezil Side Effects Include Dangerous Weight Loss: Watch Out for This and Similar Dementia Medications
Risky weight loss is one of the major donepezil side effects. Learn why you should beware of cholinesterase inhibitors, and what natural options to look to instead.