Doctors are ᴜʀɢɪɴɢ people that are over the age of 40 to stop taking Ibuprofen – one of the most common pain relievers ever! Here’s why doctors everywhere are ᴜʀɢɪɴɢ people to stop taking it.
According to doctors, the risks of taking Ibuprofen might outweigh the benefits. Ibuprofen might temporarily lessen the pain from headaches and back pain, but is it worth running the risk of getting heart disease. In 2005, the FDA issued a warning stating that Ibuprofen can significantly increase your chances of getting heart disease! Accordingly, even with short term use, a person’s heart attack and stroke risk increases significantly.
The FDA said:
This risk increases the longer one continues to use ibuprofen”
“You do not need to have an existing heart condition to be at risk, although such a condition does increase your chances”
“These risks make ibuprofen especially dangerous to individuals over 40 – the age at which one’s risk of heart disease begins to skyrocket”
Ibuprofen can increase the chance of a heart attack by almost 20%. The health warning over the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) comes after an analysis involving almost 10 million patients published in The British Medical Journal. NSAIDs are a drug class that groups together drugs that provide analgesic (pain relieving) and antipyretic (fever reducing) effects. The chance of having a heart attack is a large price to pay for the relief of a headache.
So you may be thinking “Dr. Mike, what do I do for my pain”?
There are many natural treatment options such as chiropractic care that can help relieve pain just as well as the leading NSAID. Additionally, you get the benefits while skipping out on the harsh effects of these drugs.