Dr. Myron Tong of the Huntington Medical Research Institutes was recently interviewed regarding the hidden dangers of taking common painkillers in a story reported on Fox News’ website. The story which was published on August 15th, 2015 points out that:
“Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly referred to as NSAIDs, are used to alleviate fever symptoms and reduce pain. Most people who take over-the-counter NSAIDs use them to ease the occasional headache or muscle pain. But they also provide quick relief for an estimated 52 million Americans— mostly older adults— with arthritis. In these cases, prescription-strength NSAIDs drastically improve quality of life with few noticeable side effects.”
Dr. Tong was quoted as saying, “These are some of the most popular drugs in the world … And as the American population ages, usage will probably increase too.”
According to the report, research shows that the regular use of the drugs increases the long-term risk of “heart attack, stroke, liver damage and ulcers.”
To read the complete story, please visit the link included below:
All Credit: Fox News. “The hidden dangers of taking common painkillers” Fox News Health August 2015. Web.