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NSAIDs are some of the most popularly used medications available. From headaches to muscle and arthritis pain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are our usual go to fix. We use over the counter NSAIDs like Bayer, Advil, Motrin or Aleve from childhood to adulthood and for more severe issues doctors regularly prescribe NSAIDs like higher doses of over-the-counter NSAIDs and others like Celebrex, Daypro, Lodine, and Naprosyn. Over 30 million Americans are taking some form of NSAIDs, and although the dangers of long-term use of the medications are quite clear, most people ignore the life-threatening side effects that come along with NSAIDs. Over 100k people are hospitalized each year with complications from long-term NSAIDs use, and just under 17k will die from reactions to the drugs. One of the reasons we ignore the dangers of NSAIDs is because the medication has proved effective in treating a wide range of painful conditions. Many doctors recommend NSAIDs for infants and young children to battle fever, so they become a trusted source of healing. If you’re going to take any type of NSAIDs whether prescribed or over the counter, you need to be aware of the serious and life-threatening side-effects you put yourself at risk for when you do.
NSAIDs work by blocking the cyclooxygenase enzyme responsible for communicating the messages that cause us to feel pain and the signals that can trigger a fever. Most importantly, they block the messages that trigger an inflammation response from your immune system. NSAIDs are great at what they do and usually offer rapid relief from their symptoms, but the drugs also interfere with messages that can be vital to your body. NSAIDs block messages that trigger protection of the lining of your stomach, and after long-term usage, NSAIDs can cause erosions and ulcers in your stomach. Low dose NSAIDs are sometimes used to relieve blood clotting in the event of cardiac arrest, but long-term use of moderate to high dose NSAIDs can interfere with blood clotting and raise your blood pressure up to dangerous and life-threatening rates. If you have already been diagnosed with high-blood pressure, high cholesterol or any cardiovascular condition you should take serious caution before taking any NSAIDs and speak with your doctor in detail before you do. Women and anyone over the age of 60 years old are at higher risk for adverse reactions from NSAIDs.
There are alternatives to NSAIDs available, and if you are taking NSAIDs for a chronic condition, you may want to explore your options to avoid the risks of long-term NSAIDs use. A lifestyle change may be in order to limit your dependency on NSAIDs. Many people reduce and reverse the frequency and damage of inflammation flare ups by changing the way they eat. Diets that reduce carbohydrate and fat intake and focus on healthy protein sources and foods that are fiber and nutrient-rich have produced amazing results. You can reduce inflammation by eating more plant-based meals and less refined sugar. Because processed foods are usually high in sugars, carbohydrates and harmful fats, limiting your intake of these products can be your first step in the right direction. Ginger, garlic, and turmeric added to your cuisine can be great inflammation fighters as well.
There are a few supplements on the market that are natural replacements for the relief NSAIDs provide. Bee pollen has been heralded as a total body superfood and a game changer for people suffering from inflammation flares. Bee pollen is a powerful antioxidant that fights inflammation. Bee Pollen can be used to stimulate the immune system and to eliminate bacterial and fungal infection. Astragalus is another natural alternative to NSAIDs. Astragalus helps your body react to stress while working with your immune system to reduce inflammation. The essential root also improves the function of your vital organs and increases energy and endurance levels.
If you are one of the millions of Americans who take NSAIDs to stop pain from overworked joints, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis you may want to also consider autologous stem cell treatment, a long-term option for healing your condition. Stem cell therapy treatments based on stem cells harvested from your own body can be used to regrow and repair cartilage, tendons, muscle, bone, and ligaments. Stem cell therapy treatments are safe with little to no side effect risk. The procedures are non-invasive and won’t alter your life with lengthy recovery periods. Before you take another NSAIDs, consider some alternative, organic approaches to treating your inflammation.
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