Thursday, October 27, 2016

If You are Gluten Sensitive, Stop! Don't Reach for An NSAID Before Reading this!

NSAIDs are a group of drugs called Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs, and they come in pills, tablets, gel caps, eye drops, creams and rectal suppositories. They are promoted to reduce pain and swelling. 
They contribute to a long list of adverse effects some subtle like promoting heart disease and they can promote internal GI bleeding. They are absorbed through the skin and rectum and can still affect the GI system. I am shocked to learn they are linked to infertility. 

I once resuscitated an 80 year old woman who had taken one, her first ever, Ibuprofen which caused a severe GI bleed requiring hospital admission. 
In Canada, over 3,000 people died from the use of an NSAID every year. 

Gluten sensitive people have many reasons to have more side effects from NSAIDs and drugs in general, than the general population: more GI problems, more infections, more arthritis, more infertility, more heart disease and strokes, so why add to the problems. 

There are many natural pain relieving alternatives.

The following excerpt is from an article by Dr. Kaayla T. Daniel but do go to the link to read the whole thing.  

NSAIDS for Inflammation? Think Again.

For decades now Advil, Aleve, Midol, Motrin, aspirins and other non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) have been the go-to drugs for headaches, aching joints, menstrual cramps and other symptoms of painful inflammation. Doctors widely recommend them, they’ve been on the market for years, and the average consumer believes they are safe.

In truth, NSAIDs offer short-term relief, at best, and contribute to a long list of adverse side effects, at worst.

While just about everyone swallows these pills on occasion, 60 million people take them regularly. The cost per year in the U.S. comes to five billion dollars for prescription NSAIDs, and another two billion dollars for over-the-counter NSAIDs.

Here are six good reasons to reconsider regular NSAID use.

Read about the six adverse effects that have been proven scientifically to be associated to NSAIDs in the link above. 

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