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Common Painkiller Is Causing Many Heart Attacks: Mercola.com

As if it isn’t bad enough that we have created legions of narcotic addicts who oftentimes don’t even remember how they got addicted to opioid medications in the first place, now further research shows that non-steroidal pain medications can increase the risk of heart attack. So, if they won’t burn a hole in your belly--they might kill you instead. In our practice we use natural herbal medicines to reduce pain and inflammation, in addition we use natural treatments which stimulate healing with great results. Here is a brief intro to the article:

“Nearly 25 million American adults suffer from pain on a daily basis and 23 million report experiencing severe pain. In fact, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined and is cited as the most common reason Americans access health care.

Pain is a major contributor to health care costs and a leading cause of disability. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates at least half adult population in the world experienced at least one headache in the past year.

In an effort to alleviate pain, many turn to using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) often prescribed after an injury, to treat menstrual cramps and to reduce fever or headache. In the U.S., nearly 70 million prescriptions are written and 30 billion doses are consumed when over-the-counter (OTC) NSAIDs are included.

Although they may appear innocuous as they are sold in local convenience stores, by conservative estimates, over 105,000 people are hospitalized every year from side effects of these drugs and over 16,000 died. Long-term side effects from NSAIDs are varied, but research demonstrates short-term use significantly increases your risk of heart attack.”

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