Business Insider headline: A cardiologist says she’s seeing a rise in 20-somethings with heart arrhythmias caused by herbal supplements
Allana Akhtar 21 hours ago
After tweeting out to her 70,000 followers that she was seeing young people sickened by supplements, she had other cardiologists, ER doctors, and internists around the country say they’ve experienced the same phenomenon.
Dr. Martha Gulati, a California-based cardiologist and president-elect of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, is among them. Gulati told Insider she is concerned that many people falsely believe taking “natural” remedies means the items are safer than pills made in a lab.
“I think that’s reflective of the growing alternative medicine, and, essentially, pseudoscience in this space,” Belardo said.