While the unintended deaths from high profile prescription drugs continue to make front-page news, there may be a far more dangerous drug problem lurking in your medicine cabinet.
- Every day, millions of people take an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) for quick, easy pain relief. These are things like aspirin, or Aleve, etc.
Because these drugs are easily accessible, there is a dangerous misperception that they are risk-free. THEY AREN’T!!
- Problems taking them can range from mild stomach upset to stomach bleeding and ulcers. Not a good thing.
This happens because NSAIDs prevent prostaglandins from doing their job of protecting the lining of your stomach. NSAIDs also prevent the body’s ability to stop bleeding.
- Pain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen are the leading cause of stomach ulcers and may cause side effects including stomach bleeding, which can be life threatening.
- Prostaglandins are also essential for the proper functioning of your kidneys. The elderly are especially susceptible to kidney damage from NSAID use.
***A recent study of 114 elderly men and women who had just begun taking ibuprofen, a popular NSAID, showed that 13% were experiencing reduced kidney function. When taken in high doses, NSAIDs can permanently damage your kidneys.
Before relying on drugs, call the office and stop in for a chiropractic adjustment. Side effects of my adjustments include: improved energy, increased vitality and enhanced well-being! Basically you’re going to not only FEEL BETTER, you’re actually going to be healthier and more stable when it comes to bodily functions.