Inappropriate medication can cause dementia, says new study
Are you someone who pops a pill when you have a headache or cold? Then be careful. You have a high risk of dementia. A recent study has found out that excessive use of medication can cause dementia. The study that was conducted by the University of Sydney confirms that inappropriate medication can do more of harm than good.
The study says more than 50 million people in the world have dementia. Researchers say that medicines like sleeping tablets, pain and depression drugs and acid reflux drugs are very harmful to the body.
These medicines are often prescribed for a short term use. But most of the people use it for long. This in turn will affect the proper functioning of the body.
There are few reasons for a person to have an inappropriate medication. Lack of time to meet the doctor, lack of knowledge about self care and inadequate guidelines are some of the main reasons.
The study says that those who are regularly using pills must cut short in order to stay healthy.