Antidepressants can cause bone problems

by Hon Lee on March 30, 2015

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According to Faleh Tamimi, DDS, PhD, at McGill University, a new six-year research study shows that people who take SSRIs, like Paxil, Prozac, or Zoloft, have twice the risk of having a dental implant fail as those who don’t tak SSRIs. According to the study, SSRIs slow bone-cell production, which reduces bone density. Dental implants need sufficient jawbone density to properly graft. So people with bone density problems such as osteoporosis, whether they have dental implants or not, should be aware of the affect of taking antidepressants.

 

Hon K. Lee is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Herndon, VA., and the founder of Sports Edge Acupuncture Clinic. He is also an author, teacher, martial arts instructor, qigong practitioner and a U.S. Marine combat veteran. Proceeds from the sale of his memoirs go to charities that benefit wounded warriors and their families.

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