Ibuprofen is a medication in the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug class that is used for treating pain, fever and inflammation. You may have heard of it or you may have even take it to relieve pain, it is very common to have it at home, whether it´s for menstrual cramps, migraines, headaches or arthritis.
Apparently new research has advised the public to be careful and cautious when using pain relievers such as ibuprofen, as these may not be as safe as everybody think.
According to experts taking ibuprofen and other similar non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs can be risky. According to the FDA, “non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes.” Even short term use of ibuprofen can increase the risk of having a heart attack or even a stroke.
According to the FDA, “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.”
According to the study, NSAIDs like ibuprofen can increase the risk of heart failure by almost 20%, and that this risk also varies widely between the NSAID used as well as the dosage used.
The study also says that there remains to be “limited information on the risk of heart failure associated with the use of individual NSAIDs in clinical practice, and especially on their dose-response associations.”
The research showed that a total of 92,163 out of the 7.6 million people who had been prescribed an NSAID had been admitted into the hospital due to heart failure. Those who had been admitted to the hospital were generally older, most of them of them around 77 years old.
Taking all this information into account, you may want to consider natural remedies to relieve pain. There are many natural things you can take to feel better, there are things such as: homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, reflexology, acupuncture and more. Find out more about these options and avoid doing your body any harm.
Share this helpful information with your friends to they know about the risks of taking ibuprofen.