We’ve all been told to take aspirin for pain relief and other symptoms. But did you know that a reported 40,000 people die each year from the use of over-the-counter painkillers like aspirin? This is not something your doctor will ever warn you about.
The July 1998 issue of The American Journal of Medicine explains it as follows:
“Conservative calculations estimate that approximately 107,000 patients are hospitalized annually for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-related gastrointestinal (GI) complications and at least 16,500 NSAID-related deaths occur each year among arthritis patients alone.” (Singh Gurkirpal, MD, “Recent Considerations in Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Gastropathy”, The American Journal of Medicine, July 27, 1998, p. 31S)
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Ibuprofen Can Cause Heart Attack
The report was based on a study entitled, “Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use Is Associated With Increased Risk of Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Nationwide Case-Time-Control Study,” published in the March issue of European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Pharmacology.
Professor Gunnar H. Gisalson, one of the lead researchers explained in interview:
“Allowing these drugs to be purchased without a prescription, and without any advice or restrictions, sends a message to the public that they must be safe.”
“Previous studies have shown that NSAIDs are related to increased cardiovascular risk which is a concern because they are widely used.”
Take Turmeric for Pain and Inflammation
Here’s the good news: there is a much safer and more effective way to relieve pain and inflammation. Turmeric has been known as a natural pain killer for centuries and is effective without the serious side effects. Turmeric contains polyphenol, which has been shown to have numerous health benefits!
In two recent studies Turmeric (you can find it here) was proven to be more effective than Ibuprofen for post surgical pain and swelling and delayed muscle soreness as it inhibits a protein and enzyme in the body that promote inflammation.
Make sure the turmeric you use is pure organic like this one.
If that were true it would be all over the news just Tylenol was for damaging the liver.
How do you take the turmeric? How much etc. Please explain.
Hi Dawn! I use one tablespoon a day. You can add it to any food or drinks!
But, the media is owned by the people who own the pharmaceutical companies.