Are Seniors Being Drugged to Death? (SHOCKING)
Big Pharma loves to prey on the weak.
And the most vulnerable among us— seniors nearing the end of their life—are sitting ducks.
Once they’re put on a drug, they’re rarely taken off—even if they’re not likely to receive any benefit whatsoever.
But sometimes these drugs aren’t simply useless… they’re downright dangerous.
One condition in particular is overtreated in nearly HALF of nursing home patients.
And it could be causing far more harm than good.
A recent study found that type 2 diabetes is overtreated in 44 percent of nursing home patients. Nearly half of these patients were on two or more diabetes medications.
Of those, 79 percent were at the end of their lives and were expected to die within six months.
Why does a dying person need to take a drug that’s designed to help lower blood sugar with the intent of delaying long-term complications?
The key word here is LONGTERM.
For individuals like these, it would make sense to dial back the medications—or even stop them altogether.
But less than half of those who were overtreated upon arrival to the nursing home went through deintens8ification, a term used to define decreasing dosage or discontinuing of medication.
So, why is this a problem?
Many of these patients are at an increased risk of having their blood sugar levels dip TOO LOW, which can increase the risk of confusion, dizziness, and combativeness.
Side effects like these can increase the risk of falls, which could be deadly for a vulnerable older person—a risk not worth the benefit for these individuals.
Anyone whose A1C levels are at or below 6.5 should ease up on blood sugar medications to lower the risk of having blood sugar plummet.
This is just an example of one condition being overtreated. There are plenty of others.
The point is that you shouldn’t blindly be taking medications. What was beneficial at one point in your life might not be beneficial now.
Every time you see your doctor, talk to him about all the drugs you (or your loved ones) are taking, and whether or not it makes sense to dial back.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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