Stop Taking Ibuprofen if You’re Over 40! Say Doctors and FDA

Ibuprofen is commonly prescribed for numerous symptoms such as back pain, toothache, headache, etc. Doctors recommend taking the pills regularly, and although the pain goes away for a certain period, it never goes away permanently.

You will wake up with the same back pain, or a headache, morning after morning. It’s a continuous cycle of pain and frustration. However, many people don’t know that long-term use of Ibuprofen can damage their health. These pills don’t cure the pain and are dangerous to the heart muscle so much that they can even cause death over an extended period of time. Sounds terrifying, but it’s true.

There are some real serious risks associated with an even casual use of the drug. 

The most concerning is the potential risk for heart damage. In 2005, the FDA issued out an ibuprofen warning, claiming that it significantly increases the risk of heart attack or stroke and just last year, they strengthened this warning.

The FDA rarely does this.

After an extensive review of the drug, they issued the following statements:

  • “Even with short term use, one’s heart attack and stroke risk increase significantly”

  • “This risk increases the longer one continues to use ibuprofen”

  • “You do not need to have an existing heart condition to be at risk, although such a condition does increase your chances”
 
“These risks make ibuprofen especially dangerous to individuals over 40 – the age at which one’s risk of heart disease begins to skyrocket”

You have to bear in mind that the FDA approves some pretty nasty medications, but even they are raising a red flag when it comes to this over the counter drug.

Healthy Alternative

Luckily, there is a safer and natural solution that prevents this terrifying possibility. The plant called turmeric, which originates from southern Asia, can heal both, hidden and pronounced pain. It is a major part of the Asian medicine and it has been used for thousands of years in this region.

The powder form of turmeric is rich in powerful polyphenols, while the spice form has more than 600 health benefits. Turmeric in powder form is available in most natural food and grocery stores. It has a rather spicy and earthy taste, and you can use it in different combinations.

A Simple Recipe That Will Relieve The Pains In Your Body

Mix the juice of one squeezed lemon, a cup of honey, and a tablespoon of turmeric powder. Using a wooden spoon, stir the mixture well. In a cup of warm water or tea, add just one teaspoon of the prepared mixture.

Consume the drink 3 times a day, and you will quickly notice the positive results. Feel free to throw away your ibuprofen once and for good. To ensure the effectiveness of the prepared drink, include it in your daily intake.

Top chefs add turmeric in many recipes while health gurus add it in their fruit and veggie smoothies for an added flavor, and of course for its many benefits.

When you can, add Black Pepper to boost the bioavailability of the turmeric up to 2,000%!

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine has published a study, according to which turmeric is excellent for the treatment of osteoarthritis. The study was conducted on 109 knee osteoarthritis patients and lasted for 6 weeks. During this period, part of the participants were given 800 mg of Ibuprofen, while the rest received 2,000 mg of turmeric.

The researchers evaluated their level of pain during some exercise like walking, climbing stairs, and bicycling. After the 6-week period, the participants who received turmeric showed better results, indicating that the natural alternative is not only safer than Ibuprofen but also more effective.

Therefore, the next time your doctor recommends Ibuprofen for your pain, go to the nearest grocery store and get turmeric for your cure-all drink.

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