When you’re hauled off to the ER in the back of an ambulance with the lights flashing, you’re never sure if you’ll ever see the inside of your home again.
The siren could be the last sound you ever hear!
So OF COURSE you’re relieved when you make it back home for anything other than a wake.
But don’t let your guard down, my friend.
New research reveals that the dangers don’t end when you trade the hospital gown for your street clothes… and get back to the comfort of your own E-Z chair instead of rubber-coated ER cot.
In fact, you could be in MORE danger than EVER before!
Turns out a trip to the ER or any other emergency hospitalization can leave lasting damage inside your brain.
And it could SPEED you down the path to dementia.
The study of seniors finds that hospitalization for an elective procedure won’t hurt you, at least as far as your brain’s concerned.
But hospitalization for an emergency is like being kicked in the head.
It’ll accelerate cognitive decline by 60 percent!
That means that as we get older, we could be just ONE HOSPITAL STAY away from being thrust into dementia risk.
But it’s a risk we DON’T have to face.
Obviously, I’m not saying don’t go to a hospital.
When you’ve got an emergency — or even THINK you have an emergency — get your tail over there ASAP.
The thing to watch for is when they try to pump every drug in the pharmacy into your veins — and the sad truth is that sometimes those meds are just there to pad the bottom line.
These joints charge $25 for a single aspirin… and you don’t even want to know how badly they’ll rip you off when it comes to big-name meds.
Some of them MIGHT be life-savers — and again, if that’s what you need, make sure you get them stat.
But it’s the “extras” you need to watch out for — like sleep aids, painkillers, mood meds, and more that are thrown in supposedly to make you more comfortable but can blend your brain into a smoothie.
Right there in the hospital, these meds can lead to a nightmare condition called delirium with hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and memory loss.
And, as the new study shows, even if you don’t suffer from delirium, you could end up facing risks in your brain years later.
So, make sure they go easy on those brain-scrambling meds — and if you’re not in a position to watch out for yourself, have a loved one who knows what’s at stake watching over you.