Popular Drug Causes Bleeding in Your BRAIN?!
When you go to the doctor or walk into the pharmacy, you expect that the drugs within reach are SAFE.
They’ll take care of whatever health problem you’re having.
You don’t for a second think that any of these drugs could cause a life-threatening condition…
Like BLEEDING in your brain?!
But the truth is one of these common household drugs can do just that. And chances are it’s sitting in your medicine cabinet right now.
A recent study published in the JAMA Neurology report investigated the link between low-dose aspirin and intracranial hemorrhage, a type of bleeding that happens in your skull.
This type of internal bleeding has the HIGHEST mortality rate, claiming roughly 20,000 lives in the U.S. every year.
Over 40% of patients with intracranial hemorrhage DIE within 30 days.
The researchers reviewed a total of 13 randomized clinical trials involving over 134,000 patients.
They found that even the LOWEST doses of aspirin can INCREASE your risk of an intracranial hemorrhage event.
Like an intracerebral hemorrhage, where a blood vessel bursts in your brain tissue. Or an extradural hemorrhage where bleeding occurs between your skull’s surface and the matter surrounding your brain. And the list goes on…
You should be aware that a low dose of aspirin is anywhere between 75 to 100 mg. Over-the-counter aspirin is around 81 mg per pill.
What’s scary is that a recent study from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center discovered that millions of Americans still take aspirin every day.
Instead of making yourself a prime target for a life-threatening brain BLEED, there are natural alternatives you should talk to your doctor about:
- White willow bark – it’s often referred to as nature’s aspirin. It’s a natural source of salicylic acid which is the main component in aspirin.
- Devil’s claw – This herb from South Africa is known for having anti-inflammatory properties.
- Curcumin – Is a compound found in turmeric. It too is effective when it comes to easing inflammation and chronic pain.
So before you go opening your medicine cabinet, give one of these safer, natural alternatives a try for a healthier source of pain relief.