[Alert] Dangerous Hospital Problem Being IGNORED
We go to hospitals to get well.
But hospitals can turn out to be incredibly dangerous.
Many patients leave hospitals sicker than when they arrived, thanks to superbug infections as well as drug and surgical errors.
But there’s a growing hospital problem that’s being COMPLETELY IGNORED.
It’s called hospital delirium. And it’ll hit you hard and fast.
Thankfully, with the right information, you can reverse and even prevent this disorder.
Here’s what you need to know…
Hospital delirium can feel like you’re losing your mind.
You become incredibly agitated and confused. Your behavior may even change, and you could become hostile or even violent.
It’s an especially serious risk for seniors.
So, what’s causing it?
Well, being stuck in a bed that isn’t your own… in a room that isn’t your own… for days and days… it can take a real toll on your mental health.
But the main culprit behind hospital delirium? Prescription drugs.
Even “mild” sedatives like Benadryl can significantly increase the risk of delirium. Not to mention commonly prescribed benzodiazepine meds like Ativan, Xanax, and the “calming” drug Valium.
And it’s all a vicious cycle.
Because the minute you start to experience symptoms of delirium, most hospitals are going to stick you on a sedative and make the problem worse.
Case in point?
A new study out of Montreal is arguing in favor of the sedative drug Precedex to prevent hospital delirium.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Precedex is known to cause agitation, confusion, hallucinations, and – you guessed it – delirium.
Drugs are the CAUSE of this problem. Not the solution.
There are, however, a number of effective practices that can prevent and reverse the signs of hospital delirium. And they’re all completely safe.
In fact, studies have shown that more than 40 percent of all hospital delirium cases can be avoided using these methods.
So, if you or a loved one are facing an extended hospital stay, use these tips:
- Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial. Try to minimize distractions.
- Try to get out of bed and move around as much as possible.
- Make sure that glasses, hearing aids, etc. are readily available and within easy reach.
- Refuse sleeping pills and other sedatives – even Benadryl
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health
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