The dangers of NSAIDs are well-known yet often ignored, but now new research is making NSAID use even more questionable. What are NSAIDs? NSAIDs, aka nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are one of the most commonly used pain relievers in the world today. In fact, most painkillers on the market today are NSAIDs.
They might effectively and temporarily decrease pain, but according to analysis of almost 10 million patient medical records, that dangers of NSAIDs are pretty clear. For instance, they may raise the risk of heart failure by nearly 20 percent. That risk increases with the amount of NSAIDs a person takes, says study author Andrea Arfe, a Ph.D student at the University of Milano-Bicocca, in Italy. Even though study findings are based on prescription NSAIDs, the results might apply to over-the-counter NSAIDs as well. Arfe notes: “Although over-the-counter NSAIDs are typically used at lower doses and for shorter durations, they are sometimes available at the same doses as prescription NSAIDs and they may be inappropriately overused.” #health #healthtip #organic #food #gut #biogenicsmd #medicine #pharmaceutical #drugs