These common drugs are linked to dementia risk!

Anticholinergics are a type of drug that inhibit the chemical messenger acetylcholine. They help patients with relaxing or contracting muscles. 

In one study of looking at over 50,000 people with dementia and over 200,000 people without dementia, they found that anticholinergic drugs increased the risk of developing dementia. Specifically, they found that anticholinergic antidepressants, antipsychotic drugs, anti- Parkinson's drugs, bladder drugs, and epilepsy drugs have the highest risk associated with them. 

The researches concluded from their study that people 55 and older who have taken anticholinergics for at least 3 years had a 50% higher chance of developing dementia. 

Due to this study, doctors should look at the risk/benefit ratio to determine whether these type of drugs would be beneficial in the long run. 

Finding the right medication, just like finding the right doctor is very difficult. Dr. Deepak Dugar is a renowned plastic surgeon that specializes in Closed Scarless Rhinoplasty™. If you or anyone you know if looking for the right surgeon, look no further than Dr. Deepak Dugar. 

 

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