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Migraines: An Ounce of Prevention…

…of Neurology updated their migraine prevention guidelines. As expected, their recommendations include prescription drugs such as seizure meds, beta-blockers, and NSAIDs. But they also highlighted a handful of natural therapies for reducing the severity and frequency of attacks—all of which I heartily…

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The Causes of Chronic Cough

…promote a chronic dry cough in one in four patients who take them—and it’s severe enough that a good percentage of them discontinue the drug. Beta-blockers, also used to treat cardiovascular issues, are problematic as well, though to a much lesser degree. If you’re taking either of these meds, talk…

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The Healing Power of Pepper

…target tissues and remain there longer. But there’s a downside. Piperine has similar effects on a fairly extensive list of drugs, including beta blockers, barbiturates, Dilantin, theophylline, and sildenafil (Viagra). It makes them stay in the system longer and at higher levels, which may increase…

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Two Diabetes Risk Factors You May Not Know About

…schizophrenia and bipolar disorder). Drugs prescribed for patients with hypertension, such as thiazide diuretics (also used to treat heart failure), and beta blockers raise risk of diabetes as well. Researchers recently discovered that taking antidepressants for two or more years have an 84 percent greater likelihood…

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