We all reach for Ibuprofen every time we feel some sort of ache (whether a headache or a toothache) or when we suffer from soreness.
This medicine, known also by its trade name Advil, is indeed very efficient in relieving all kinds of pains in no time.
However, is it safe? Research has shown that there are some concerning risks associated with this medicine.
These risks even include the possibility of heart damage as well.
A Warning by the FDA
Even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning against Ibuprofen. It issued a warning in 2005, which notes that this drug substantially increases the risk of heart problems, including stroke and heart attack. Last year, FDA emphasized this warning once more. Here is what the statement includes:
The risk of stroke and heart attack’s increases even after short periods of using Ibuprofen.
The longer you use the medicine, the higher the risk of heart problems.
Even individuals who do not suffer from heart conditions are endangered. Having a heart condition is not related to the above mentioned risk.
Individuals over 40 are especially at risk because the possibility of heart problems significantly increases at this age.
Bearing in mind that FDA gives green light to some very dangerous medications, it is really concerning to read their opinion about this Ibuprofen.
Ibuprofen is a common over-the-counter drug that most people consider to be safe for use. The absence of a doctor’s prescription seems like an excuse for people to just buy and use medicines whenever they feel some pain or problem.
So, if you take the information given in this post seriously and stop using Ibuprofen, what should you use instead? Well, there is one very efficient natural remedy that can help you relieve pain.
Turmeric – the Magical Spice
Turmeric is a plant belonging to the ginger family. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, namely it inhibits the inflammatory enzymes and cytokines. This means that turmeric does the same that Ibuprofen does – reduces inflammation that causes pains and aches. Even better, using turmeric regularly in your diet will help you prevent inflammation. It is especially effective for pains and swellings caused by rheumatoid arthritis. The best part is that turmeric, unlike pharmaceutical drugs, does not have any adverse side-effects.
If we have managed to convince you to stop using Ibuprofen and turn to natural remedies, see the video below to learn more about a life free from pain.