THESE Drugs Ups Heart Disease Risk 41%
This is a BAD week for prescription drugs.
Studies keep pouring in showing just how dangerous they really are.
Just a few days ago, I told you about a study proving that anticholinergic drugs (like Benadryl) send your dementia risk through the roof.
Today, another recent study shows that one of the most popular drugs used by seniors can actually increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Fortunately, there are safer alternatives that work just as well.
Previous studies show that folks with arthritis have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Those studies found that the connection existed… but not what was causing it.
Now, a recent study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology has found the culprit.
And it has NOTHING to do with the disease itself… but with the drugs used to treat it.
For the study, the researchers matched over 7,500 arthritis patients who regularly used NSAIDs with over 23,000 people without arthritis who rarely or never used NSAIDs.
Compared to the arthritis-free folks, those with the condition had a…
- 42% increased risk of congestive heart failure
- 17% increased risk of coronary heart disease
- 14% increased risk of stroke
NSAIDs include drugs like ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve), plus numerous prescription NSAIDs.
The lead researcher of this study said it best: “Sometimes the treatment is worse than the disease.”
I couldn’t agree more.
You shouldn’t have to choose between chronic pain and heart disease.
And fortunately, you don’t have to.
Numerous natural alternatives – like curcumin and Boswellia – combat the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis… sometimes better than NSAIDs.