The Reason You Need To Stop Using Ibuprofen
Written by: Lilla Bessenyei
You’ve probably suffered from a headache at least once in your lifetime. You know that it can seriously steal from your focus, well-being and performance ability. Strong headaches can even give you nausea.
The easiest way to get rid of them is to swallow a painkiller and you’re good to go. Life’s waiting for you, you don’t have to be stopped by a little headache.
Advertisements offer a colorful palette of various medicines, which can help you solve this issue, even some within ten minutes.
HOWEVER, every drug has side effects… and unfortunately, painkillers tend to have some pretty detrimental ones.
The Problem With Painkillers
Ibuprofen is one of the most popular active ingredients in nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Many painkillers on the market contain it like Advil, Nurofen, Motrin, etc…
Though many people consider taking NSAIDs as a harmless way to relieve pain, nothing can be further from the truth. NSAIDs in general promote stomach aches and asthma. Taking combinations of various painkillers like these won’t actually enhance the other’s ability to eliminate pain, but their side effects will certainly add up.
Let’s talk about ibuprofen in particular. Recently, the FDA has published a new warning about it. Ibuprofen was highlighted, but it really applies to any other NSAID universally. They can increase the risk of stroke and heart attack within a few weeks. The longer you use them, the greater the risk of a cardiovascular adverse event.
If you’ve had cardiovascular issues recently, like a heart attack or cardiac bypass surgery, you should particularly be avoiding these drugs.
After learning these facts, you are probably thinking about finding a healthier alternative. Well, let me introduce you to the handyman of health: TURMERIC.
The Benefits Of Using Turmeric
This herb has been used in India safely for centuries. Science still hasn’t been able to discover all of its benefits; today they think it has over 600 advantages and counting.
You can juice it, make a tea from it, drink it in some warm lemon water, put it in your smoothies, take as a supplement, add it to your dishes and so much more.
It has one of the strongest anti-inflammatory properties among herbs. Unlike NSAID drugs, it can not only relieve your pain, but can also help with the real cause of the problem.
Here are just a few more of turmeric’s numerous benefits:
- Powerful antioxidant
- Helps arthritis
- Normalizes blood sugar levels
- Prevents cancer
- Regulates cholesterol
- Fights chronic inflammation
And the list goes on. If you don’t believe me, give the spice a try yourself and see what it can do for you.
You don’t need to suffer from the side effects of painkillers. Use turmeric and it will not only help to relieve your headache, but will also bless you with many other benefits.
Lilla Bessenyei is a pharmacist and writer. It has been through her own experience that she realized that health and happiness start with what you put in your body and mind - including your thoughts. She is an avid researchers and has learned a lot about health and medicine. In her studies, she found that cultivating healthy emotions were just as important (if not more so) as a healthy diet. She is a fitness junkie, enjoys the numerous benefits of a vegan diet and enjoys helping people discover true health and happiness.
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