You can now add SSRI antidepressants to the long list of drugs contributing to a nation-wide assault on women’s bones and skeletons. And now medical researchers are shocked to discover that these also can cause bone loss and fractures. I say also because medicine routinely prescribes dozens of needless drugs that damage women’s bones. Here are some of the drugs that can turn you into an invalid by weakening your skeleton and thus inducing osteoporosis and fractures:
– SSRI antidepressants like Celexa, Lexapro, Prozac, Pexeva, and Zoloft, which are prescribed like candy to women.
– Anti-inflammatory drugs like prednisone, prescribed far too freely, can cause bone problems.
– Heartburn drugs like Prevacid, Nexium, Losec, Pantoloc, Tecta, and Pariet, which are prescribed like water and reduce your body’s ability to absorb calcium and can cause bone problems and osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis drugs. Once you get osteoporosis, you are prescribed more drugs (bisphosphonates) that do not resolve the problem and can cause the horrifying side effect of permanent osteonecrosis of the mandible (permanent jaw bone rot).
Oral contraceptives for younger women.
Too much thyroid hormone, also very common for women.
Blood pressure drugs that can induce falls and fractures.
Diuretics like Lasix, prescribed for water retention, are known to cause bone mineral loss and fractures.
Acetaminophen like Tylenol.
Narcotics and painkillers like morphine.
antacids like Maalox, Mylanta, Amphoral, Gelusis and Rolaids can cause bone loss, osteoporosis, fractures and falls.
diabetes drugs like Amanda and Actos can cause fractures.
Chemotherapy drugs cause osteoporosis, bone loss, and fractures.
All these, prescribed ubiquitously and for years on end, are just the short list of skeletal destroyers.
Follow the Money and the Ignorance
Is it any wonder that millions of women now suffer from osteopenia, osteoporosis, weak bones, and chronic fractures? Just taking care of the women suffering the side effects of skeletal destruction from these drugs is a multi-billion dollar industry – mostly in the form of more drugs that won’t work! This is so sad because women can treat the underlying cause of all the problems for which these drugs are prescribed, safely and naturally – if only their doctors would provide them with the correct information. The fact that physicians would rather continue prescribing these debilitating and life-destroying drugs while calling all safe and natural protocols quackery is the real shame. And quite honestly, given the assault of modern medicine on the cumulative skeletons of women, it is remarkable that any woman can successfully reach older age with healthy bones.
Don’t Let Them Destroy Your Bones
Don’t fall for this shameful scam. Whether you have problems with depression, indigestion and heartburn, reflux, early osteoporosis, diabetes, thyroid problems, chronic pain, high blood pressure, or any other problem for which these drugs will be prescribed -most often for life – stop and think. Do you want your skeleton to turn to sand? Believe me, severe osteoporosis is no picnic -with real pain that never stops.
What To Do
Treat yourself wisely. Treat the underlying cause of your problems instead of covering up symptoms with drugs that cause real problems. Start with diet and exercise. Drink pure water. Stop eating toxic concoctions in the form of fast and processed foods that the human body was never designed to digest. Use real supplements made from whole food and not chemicals. And if you are confused, send a note to Natalie Trees: she will help you get out of this catch 22, money making scam of drugs that cause problems for which more drugs are prescribed, which cause more problems… You get the picture. You are smarter than that.
By Dr. Bruce West, Founder Health Alert/Immune Systems, Inc.
November 2015/Volume 32, Issue 11