Medications That Affect Balance

Medications That Affect Balance

Here are some of the commonly prescribed medications that affect balance include:*,**

•     antidepressants
•     anti-anxiety drugs
•     antihistamines prescribed to relieve allergy symptoms
•     blood pressure and other heart medications
•     pain relievers, both prescription and nonprescription
•     sleep aids (over-the-counter and prescription forms)

Although there are many medications that affect balance, there are many natural ways to improve balance via simple exercises, restoring normal posture, bio-mechanics, and nervous system performance. Restoring normal nervous system performance, bio-mechanics, and posture is one of the primary goals of an Applied Kinesiologist doctor and other skilled chiropractors and health care practitioners. Through restoration of normal nervous system function, bio-mechanics, and posture many complaints other than lack of balance can be addressed. When the primary control and sensory mechanism of your body and mind (your nervous system) is operating as it should with out interferences whether it be a chemical (i.e. nutrient deficiency), structural (i.e. old injuries, overuse, posture), or emotional interference (over-stressed, loss of a loved one) the body is able to naturally heal and recover itself from a wide-variety of health issues. Remember, if something as important as balance is a problem for you, it is a signal that your body is not “in-tune” and you may be due for a “tune-up”. Do not ignore the “check engine” lights of your body.

*Before starting or stopping any medication consult your primary care doctor.

**Harvard HEALTHbeat, “How Medications Can Affect Your Balance”, July 25th, 2013 issue.


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