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What drug could be killing you?

Am I exaggerating? Sadly, no. But many people are taking this class of medications…NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). You might recognize the names as ibuprofen, naproxen, indomethacin, or celexocib.

“Since the mid-80s, more than 300,000 Americans have died of NSAID complications, and 1.7 million were hospitalized.”

NSAIDs can cause gastrointestinal bleeds, actually destroy your joints (though they are often taken for joint pain!), increase cardiovascular risk, and even contribute to erectile dysfunction.

The article details: Healing the NSAID Nation

There are many natural supplements, foods, and treatment alternatives for managing inflammation and pain! Inflammation and pain are major causes of many of the health issues I treat daily. So, if you are taking an NSAID, consider that there are other options!

 

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