NSAIDs

Short and long-term risks of taking NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories)

Monday, November 05, 2012 by: Melissa A. Bartoszewski, DC
Tags: NSAIDs, health risks, internal bleeding

eTrust Pro Certified

Delicious Pin It
(NaturalNews) Do you take ibuprofen on a regular basis for acute or chronic aches and pains? Do you know that ingesting these medications consistently over short or long periods of time can cause life-threatening injuries? Most medications only mask symptoms and never "fix" the source of pain. Chronic NSAID use creates a vicious pain cycle while causing toxic effects on your body. Non-invasive, drug-less healthcare options are available to ease/eliminate aches and pains.

The facts

• Approximately 3,200 people die each year due to chronic NSAID use; over the counter medications that are deemed safe and effective

• The New England Journal of Medicine estimated that 103,000 patients are hospitalized yearly due to gastrointestinal complaints caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory use

• Costing $2 billion dollars annually

• 16,500 people with osteoarthritis/rheumatoid arthritis die due to NSAID use

• "This figure is similar to the annual number of deaths from AIDS and considerably greater than the number of deaths from asthma, cervical cancer or Hodgkin's disease" (ACA)

• Chronic NSAID use is the 15th most common cause of death in the U.S.

• Short-term NSAID use accounts for increased risk of GI complications than chronic use; taking NSAIDs for short periods of time is also dangerous

• "One double-blind trial found that 6 of 32 healthy volunteers (19 percent) developed a gastric ulcer that was visible on endoscopic examination after only one week's treatment with naproxen (at a commonly prescribed dose of 500mg twice daily--the same dose received from five non-prescription Aleve per day)" (ACA)

• The British Medical Journal concluded from a study, that patients who take NSAIDs consistently over time have greater risks of "cardiovascular events"

• "In the signals we saw, there was a two- to fourfold increase in the risk of myocardial infarctions [heart attacks], stroke, or cardiovascular death, and these are, clinically, considerable increases in risk." (Juni, Peter)

The American Journal of Medicine reported increased complications in patients with hypertension and cardiovascular disease among chronic NSAID users

How do NSAIDs cause ulcers, bleeding, heart attacks and strokes?

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs stop two pain/inflammation/fever emitting enzymes (Cox-1 and Cox-2) from working. One of these enzymes (Cox-1) also helps to line the stomach and protect it from acid and bleeding. Short and long-term use of ibuprofen causes a disruption in the homeostasis of the stomach lining. Other risks include renal impairment, cardiotoxicity, and doubling the risk of miscarriage.

Natural ways to treat your pain

Chiropractic care offers safe, non-invasive treatments that address the source(s) of pain. Joint restrictions, muscle spasms, poor biomechanics/posture and dehydration are a few of the reasons a person can experience headaches, stiffness, tightness, etc. 80 percent of headaches are caused by tight muscles; therefore, taking an anti-inflammatory over the counter medication will only temporarily mask or partially relieve symptoms, while causing harmful, internal effects on multiple organ systems in your body. Chiropractors can reduce tension in tight muscles, perform spinal manipulation/adjustments to restore joint mobility, provide nutritional advice and teach the patient how to correct postural and ergonomic causes of pain.

Acupuncture has been around for hundreds of years and offers an all natural way to ease acute/chronic pain conditions, along with a whole host of other ailments.

Exercise produces endorphins, the body's natural feel good hormone that makes us happy. A body in motion tends to stay in motion; so get up and move and start feeling better today.

Dehydration can cause muscle tightness, trigger headaches, and decrease range of motion. Staying hydrated with water, instead of sugary, high/empty caloric beverages is a must in order to fuel your body.

Nutrition plays a huge role in how you feel. Consuming foods that are highly processed and contain multiple preservatives and toxins can trigger headaches and cause undue inflammation in the body, triggering a flare up and an increase in your pain symptoms.

Sources:

http://www.fda.gov
http://www.neurology.org/content/48/3/626.short
http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(11)00264-6/abstract
http://www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=2428
http://www.rxlist.com/ibuprofen-drug/side-effects-interactions.htm
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/nsaids/#5
Cardiovascular safety of NSAIDs BMJ 2011; 342 doi (Published 11 January 2011)
Taking non-aspirin NSAIDs in early pregnancy doubles risk of miscarriage, study shows
BMJ 2011; 343 doi (Published 9 September 2011)
Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5769
http://www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=2186

About the author:
Dr. Melissa Bartoszewski is a chiropractor at Big D Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. She is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Bartoszewski is also a raw food and natural healthcare advocate. Follow her on Twitter at PolishChiro and be sure to LIKE her Facebook Fan page at https://www.facebook.com/bigDchiropractic for daily health, exercise, nutrition, wellness, chiropractic tips and much much more!

Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Join over four million monthly readers. Email privacy 100% protected. Unsubscribe at any time.


Have comments on this article? Post them here:

comments powered by Disqus

Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com

Email this article to a friend

Permalink to this article:

Reprinting this article: Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):
Most Popular
Today | Week | Month | Year

See all Top Headlines...



GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Now Available at ShopNaturalNews.com

O3 Essentials OraJuvenate™
A powerful, cleansing dental cream for maximum oral/dental health.
New Cancer Solutions
Over 3 hours of content covering today’s best cancer tests, how to kill cancer cells and the best diets and exercise routines.
Freeze-Dried 100% Organic Whole Corn
Our freeze-drying method preserves taste, texture and nutrients better than any other food preservation method ever invented.
Fenix TK35 Flashlight
Tough, waterproof, extremely bright and it’s touted to throw an 800+ lumen beam more than 1,000 feet into the night.
Inca Treasure Smoothie Pack
This pack of our four most popular superfoods from South America is the perfect combo pack for smoothie lovers.
Pink Himalayan Salt
This salt delivers significant levels of magnesium, zinc and selenium, with trace levels of dozens of other elements.
Pinhole Glasses - Aviator Style
Pinhole glasses are becoming famous for helping people improve their vision without the risks of laser surgery.
Oxy-Rich Facial Serum
O3 Essentials Jojoba Oxy-Rich Facial Serum is cellular nourishment for your skin. Helps smooth fine lines while enhancing tissue elasticity.
Freeze-Dried 100% Blackberry Halves
Our freeze-dried blackberry halves are grown in Serbia under strict organic standards.

Also on NaturalNews:

Health Ranger Videos
Activist music
CounterThink Cartoons
Food documentaries
FREE Special Reports
Podcasts
Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Most Popular Stories

Flu shot kills 19-year-old, but vaccine industry still has total immunity against lawsuits
Here's a nutty fact: Eating more tree nuts lowers the risk of all-cause death by up to 20 percent
Six important facts you're not being told about lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns
BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases
High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate cancer
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
USDA to allow U.S. to be overrun with contaminated chicken from China
Vaccine fraud exposed: Measles and mumps making a huge comeback because vaccines are designed to fail, say Merck virologists
Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women

25 Amazing Facts About Food

This FREE downloadable report unveils a collection of astonishing and little-known facts about the food we eat very day. Click here to read it now...

 

Resveratrol and its Effects on Human Health and Longevity - Myth or Miracle.

Unlock the secrets of cellular health with the "miracle" nutrient Resveratrol Click here to read it now...

 

Nutrition Can Save America

FREE online report shows how we can save America through a nutrition health care revolution. "Eating healthy is patriotic!" Click here to read it now...

The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D

In this exclusive interview, Dr. Michael Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more. Click here to read it now...

Vaccines: Get the Full Story

The International Medical Council on Vaccination has released, exclusively through NaturalNews.com, a groundbreaking document containing the signatures of physicians, brain surgeons and professors, all of which have signed on to a document stating that vaccines pose a significant risk of harm to the health of children. Click here to read it now...

Health Ranger Storable Organics

GMO-free, chemical-free foods and superfoods for long-term storage and preparedness. See selection at www.StorableOrganics.com



Recommended Resources On:

Natural News trends
Health Ranger news
Natural News GMOs
Mike Adams tracker
Natural News photos
Natural News Global
Natural News in focus
Natural News connect
Natural News shocking stories
Natural News radar
GMOs
Quackwatch
Vaccines
Health freedom
Dr. Paul Offit

This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2014 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

eTrust Pro Certified Android app on Google Play

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.