More than 45 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Now some concerns are arising about common meds used for them. So this article addresses the question, “What natural remedies help allergies?”
Is Your Allergy Medication Affecting Your Brain?
Benadryl is one such drug and is classified as an anticholinergic drug. Anticholinergic medications block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain and body.
A recent study linked anticholinergic drugs to increased risk for Alzheimer’s in the elderly. In this study taking an anticholinergic med for the equivalent of three years or more was associated with a 54% higher dementia risk than taking the same dose for three months or less.1