Popular Painkillers up Heart Risk 75%

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

For years, we’ve been told that NSAID pain relievers like ibuprofen are some of the safest drugs on the market.

But as it turn out, these “safe” painkillers aren’t really safe at all.

You see, a group of international researchers has just found that all NSAID drugs can put you on the fast track to having a heart attack.

And believe it or not — the risk starts right away.

Past research has linked NSAIDs to conditions like stomach ulcers, liver and kidney damage and high blood pressure.

But it looks like that was just the tip of the iceberg.

For the recent study, scientists analyzed the medical records of about 450,000 folks from Canada, the U.K. and Finland, looking for NSAID use and heart attack data.

And after crunching the numbers, they found shocking results…

Taking any dose of NSAIDs can increase your heart attack risk by up to 50%.

But the bad news doesn’t end there…

Many popular NSAIDS, including ibuprofen and naproxen, could increase your potential risk of heart attack by a whopping 75 percent.

The researchers went on to explain that the risk of heart attack associated with NSAID use is highest within the first month of taking a high dose (1,200 mg of ibuprofen, for example).

In short, using NSAIDs at any dosage, for any amount of time, can greatly up your risks of heart attack, but increases with dose.

If you use NSAIDs regularly, it may be time to, try a new way to manage your pain.

The supplement curcumin is great for controlling inflammation. And many folks have luck using acupuncture to help manage their pain, and find the treatments relaxing.

To find a certified medical acupuncturist near you, visit www.medicalacupuncture.org.

Live well,

Natalie Moore
Managing editor, Living Well Daily

Ed. Note: Please send your feedback: feedback@livingwelldaily.com – and click here to like us on Facebook.


[1] NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) and Arthritis

[2] All NSAIDs Linked to Increased MI Risk

[3] Risk of acute myocardial infarction with NSAIDs in real world use: bayesian meta-analysis of individual patient data

[4] Common painkillers may raise risk of heart attack by 100% – study

Natalie Moore

Written By Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.

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