“I need to take a couple Advil”.
This is a sentence that I hear my patients and even my own family members say on a regular basis.
As a society we have become complacent with over the counter medications. We generally think of over the counter medications as completely safe and effective.
If you do a little research you will see that that is not always the case.
The class of over the counter medications that are used to reduce inflammation and reduce pain are generally referred to as NSAIDS which is an abbreviation for non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs.
Here is the opening paragraph of an NSAID study that was conducted in England and published by the renowned British Journal of Medicine.
Preventable adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are responsible for 10% of hospital admissions in older people at a cost of around £800 million annually.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are responsible for 30% of hospital admissions for ADRs, mainly due to bleeding, heart attack, stroke, and renal damage.
Adverse drug reactions as cause of admission to hospital: prospective analysis of 18 820 patients.
Pirmohamed M, James S, Meakin S, Green C, Scott AK, Walley TJ, Farrar K, Park BK, Breckenridge AM
BMJ. 2004 Jul 3; 329(7456):15-9.
Serious complications such as bleeding, heart attack, stroke and renal (kidney) damage are commonly reported with the use of NSAIDS.
What are my options? You do have options!
At Stotler Chiropractic in Joppa, Maryland, we carry supplements from Anabolic Laboratories (read about them at www.anaboliclabs.com).
Dr. Stotler recommends that his patients who suffer with systemic inflammation give the NSAIDS a break and try something with no risks for the side effects associated with NSAIDS such as the Deflame Nutrition Pack offered by Anabolic Labs.
The DeFlame pack is a 30 day supply of four proven anti-inflammatory supplements. Each daily pack contains omega 3 fatty acids, ginger, tumeric and rosemary and a whole food bioflavonoids.
To learn more about reducing inflammation naturally go to www.deflame.com and then stop by Stotler Chiropractic to pick up your 30 day supply and start living a less inflamed, more active life.