Your Health ;
; Millions take dietary supplements.
; People assume they are harmless.
; They’re not, especially for those over 50.
Talk to Your
Even “natural” supplements can interact
with prescription medications, especially
if you have hypertension, diabetes, kidney
disease or liver problems. Consult your
doctor about any supplements you take.
ALOE VERA Used on your skin, aloe
vera is perfectly safe. But taken orally in laxative preparations, it may
interact with blood sugar-lowering
medicines used to treat diabetes.
BIT TER ORANGE Touted as a
remedy for nausea or indigestion, it
contains chemicals that can speed
heart rate and increase blood pressure to dangerous levels.