“Good clinical care extends beyond mere diagnosis and treatment of disease to appreciation that nutrient deficiencies can be the price of effective drug therapy. The major risk factors for developing drug-induced nutrient deficiencies are lack of awareness by the prescribing physician and long duration of drug therapy.” ~ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19931072
Although, there are a large number of scientific studies in the literature reporting the drug-induced depletion of nutrients, most physicians are not aware of the facts that so many drugs are capable of causing nutritional deficiency-related health problems. Many of the side effects of prescription drug are not directly due to the drug itself, but are the result of nutritional deficiencies that are caused by the drug over time. The mechanism responsible for the depletion of nutrients include inhibition of nutrient absorption, synthesis, transport, storage, metabolism, and excretion. Prescription drugs also have a real and measurable affect on the gut microbiome, which affects almost every aspect of our human life. If you are on a prescription drug, knowing these drug-induced nutritional deficiencies will help you reduce your risks of potential side effects. Talk to your doctor if you are on any medications about potential drug induced deficiencies. To guard against the effects these drugs have on your microbiome read this article.
This publication contains the opinions and ideas of the author. It is intended to provide helpful and informative material on the subjects addressed in the publication. It is provided with the understanding that the author and publisher are not engaged in rendering medical,health, psychological, or any other kind of personal professional services. If the reader requires personal medical, health, or other assistance or advice, a competent professional should be consulted. The author and publisher specifically disclaim all responsibility for any liability, loss, or risk, personal or otherwise, that is incurred as a consequence, directly, or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents of this guide.