A recent article shows that pain relievers can be dangerous as improper use of these products may cause internal bleeding. Pain relievers have been used to treat several different conditions for years but many people do not realize the risks from using these products.
Millions take prescription and over-the-counter medicines to relieve arthritis pain and all carry a long list of side effects, including a potentially life-threatening condition. All prescription medications pain relievers, such as Nsaids, rofecoxib (Vioxx), celecoxib (Celebrex) and etodolac (Lodine), have the potential to damage the tissue of the gastrointestinal tract. Even over-the-counter drugs like baby-aspirin or ibuprofen can be harmful.
Even if a visible ulcer doesn’t form as a result of damage, breaks in the tissue wall of the digestive tract can lead to microscopic amounts of blood loss over time and result in clinical anemia. A procedure called Esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD can visualize the upper gastrointestinal tract and should be done to look for damage in the esophagus and stomach.
So what are the options if you are suffering from arthritis?
Natural supplements are safe to use on a regular basis and can significantly help to treat arthritis and other joint problems. Glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and hyaluronic acid are the most common ingredients used for joint support products and supplements are available in tablets, capsules and liquid form.
Furthermore, a joint support cream or lotion can help for severe cases of arthritis. A lotion for external use in combination with an internal product can be the prefect and safe formula to improve joint function naturally.
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