The long term use of high dose of painkillers like diclofenac and ibuprofen is as harmful and elevate the risk of heart attack as the drug Vioxx which had very serious side effects and it was withdrawn from the market.
We all know that the use of painkillers is harmful but we still continue to take NSAID drugs.
Constant pain and inflammations have become normal states of the body in the modern society. The lifestyle and stressful environment of the industrialized world only increase the numbers of people who are struggling with these conditions on daily bases. We can fight and eliminate the inflammatory factors by changing the diet, reducing the exposure to environmental chemicals and stress, but these changes take energy, discipline and time and in moments when all we want is the pain to stop we forget about the side effects and how harmful they can and we take the painkillers.
The problems occur when we take them often. The uncontrolled use of painkillers can be deadly.
The perfect example for this is the Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is petrochemical-derivative and it`s linked to a very high risk of cardiac and when mixed with aspirin, it`s linked to all cause of mortality and also to high risk of heart attack.
This painkiller is associated with over 2 dozens serious health problems like:
- Damage to the DNA
- Hearing loss
- Influenza mortality
As a matter of fact, Ibuprofen is not the only drug that increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality. All the drugs from the group of NSAID drugs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can cause cardiac mortality and cardiovascular diseases. These are only the 2 of the most harmful side effects of over 100 negative effects that these drugs can cause
People who are suffering from chronic pain and everybody else who has to deal with pain and inflammations are also struggling with the problem of finding alternative solutions for eliminating the pain which will be effective and safe for use in the same time. Luckily, there are other natural and even more effective ways to eliminate pain with no undesired side effects.