Ladies, if it feels like you’re slowly going blind, it’s not your imagination, and it’s not your age.
It’s your MEDS!
While we all suffer a little vision loss as we get older, new research exposes the ugly truth about one of the most common forms of blindness — one that docs will tell you seems to strike almost at random.
But it’s not random — because the new study finds a direct link between some of the best-selling drugs among senior women and a devastating condition called macular degeneration.
The drugs are bisphosphonates, a.k.a. bone meds, a.k.a. one of the worst ideas in modern medicine, since they can actually CAUSE the very bone breaks they’re supposed to prevent.
But as the new study shows, the risks don’t end there.
Even if they “work” and protect your bones, they could lead to the “wet” form of age-related macular degeneration.
And if you take bone drugs, you could find yourself getting a terrifying lesson in just how devastating this condition can be — because the new study finds bisphosphonates will boost your risk of wet AMD by 24 percent within the first year of use alone.
Make no mistake about it: You don’t want anything to do with either form of AMD, but the “wet” form is by far the worse of the two. It’s much less common, but far more dangerous, advancing more rapidly and stealing your vision more completely.
And the longer you’re on the drugs, the higher the risk. If you take them for three years or more, the risk of wet AMD jumps by 59 percent.
That’s bad news when you consider that bisphosphonates aren’t a “temporary” drug. You don’t take them for a couple of weeks and then move on.
When your doc puts you on these meds, he expects you to take them for the rest of your life.
The researchers will tell you the overall risk is low, and it is. They also say that about the risk of bone breaks. They’ll even spew that same tired line about some of the other risks — like the fact that the meds can cause the bone in your jaw to rot right inside your skull.
Sure, all those risks are low. But how many horrifying “low” risks do you want to face?
I don’t know about you, but the number I’m looking for is ZERO.
Fortunately, there are better ways to boost your bone. I recommend looking for a bone-friendly formula that contains oleuropein, a natural compound found in olives that can boost a key marker of bone regeneration by 32 percent.
As always, stick to a quality blend from a maker you trust.