[Alert] Popular Drugs TRIPLE Heart Attack Risk
The nice summer weather is here… but if you’re like lots of folks, that’s not always good news.
I always seem to catch a summer cold around this time, and maybe you do, too.
And what’s the first thing we do when those aches and pains start?
We pop those supposedly “safe” drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen.
These medications, known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), come with MUCH bigger risks than we’ve ever been told.
In fact, they could TRIPLE your chances of a heart attack… especially if you already have a cold.
We’ve known for a long time that NSAIDS can cause an increase in blood pressure.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
New research, published in Infectious Diseases Society of America, shows that NSAIDS can actually triple your risk of heart attack during cold and flu season.
And that risk increases exponentially if you actually have a cold or the flu when you take them.
For seven years, a research team from National Taiwan University Hospital reviewed the data from 10,000 heart attack patients.
This examination found that the use of NSAIDs during a cold or flu greatly increased the risk of cardiac problems.
NSAIDS interfere with cells’ energy and detox processes, causing cells to die. And when the dying cells are cardiac cells…well, that’s when you can have a heart attack.
And that’s not all…
Infections spark changes in your body. So, your body produces inflammatory proteins which can cause blood clots.
NSAIDS affect the way blood platelets clump together and they constrict your blood vessels, too.
It’s like a perfect storm of cardiac risks.
In fact, the combo of NSAIDs and a cold or the flu makes you 3.4 times as likely to have a heart attack.
And it gets worse… the government has known about these risks for more than 15 years! But the FDA has been slow to get any information to the public.
In 2005, they added warnings to all prescription NSAIDS. Who reads those anyway?
And in 2015, the agency also added warnings to over-the-counter NSAIDs like Aleve and Advil. But these only suggest taking the lowest dose for as short a period as possible, nothing more.
In Europe and China, all NSAIDS require a prescription. But here in the U.S., NSAIDS are everywhere.
Be sure to avoid NSAID drugs if you’re feeling a cold or flu coming on.
Dealing with the aches and pains is a lot better than risking your life.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health