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[Alert] Popular Cold Meds Are KILLING Seniors?!

Flu season may be coming to an end.  

But that doesn’t mean your respiratory and sinus woes are over.  

Allergy season is here. It can make you just as miserable as the flu… and even set you up for a nasty cold or virus.  

And as your congestion, itchy eyes and endless sneezes drive you crazy, it can be all-too-tempting to turn to those convenient over-the-counter (OTC) NSAIDs and decongestants. 

But you should think twice before heading down to the pharmacy. 

Because some of these popular drugs can put you on the fast track to some serious heart conditions… and even an early grave.  

Here’s what you need to know… 

The American Heart Association recently released a public warning that OTC drugs used to treat cold symptoms can do major damage to your heart – especially if you already have risk factors for cardiovascular disease. 

These drugs include everything from NSAIDs, like ibuprofen and acetaminophen, to decongestants, like pseudoephedrine. 

You see, NSAIDs and decongestants increase blood pressure which is a major risk factor for stroke and heart attack.  

In fact, research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases shows that taking NSAIDs to manage a respiratory infection makes you THREE TIMES more likely to suffer a deadly heart attack.  

And while the FDA continues to ignore these risks, that doesn’t mean you should! 

If you or a loved one is fighting off a cold or even just trying to reduce their allergy symptoms, there are plenty of all-natural ways to boost your health in no time, including: 

  • Sambucus, from the elderberry, not only boosts your immune system but it is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that can keep you healthy all year round.  
  • Vitamin C and zinc both fight colds, strengthen your immune system, and boost heart health. 
  • Practice careful hand hygiene to avoid contracting and spreading germs.  
  • Drink herbal tea with a spoonful of honey to ease a sore throat and fight congestion.  
  • Stay hydrated.