NSAIDs Found to Be Effective for Pain Relief but Disadvantageous for Long Term Use

 

Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/03/2014 -- Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or NSAIDs are one of the most popular pain relief options nowadays. Many arthritis sufferers use the drug to achieve pain relief mainly because it is effective for immediate relief. However, these drugs are also highly controversial and there is a drawback in using them.

Experts suggest that those who are looking for pain relief should be wary of the potential side effects that NSAIDs can cause, especially after long term use. They suggest that the drugs can indeed be effective for pain relief, but can also be detrimental to health if used on a long-term basis.

According to studies, many people can actually tolerate NSAIDs without any trouble at all. However, regardless of how high their tolerance levels are, side effects can occur. These side effects include hypertension, peptic ulcer bleeding, liver and kidney toxicity, and tinnitus or ringing in the ears.

“People use medicines to get better. However, when a medicine causes more harm than good, consumers should re-evaluate their options. NSAIDs are helpful, but the pain relief they offer is temporary and the dangerous effects can be life-threatening. This is why many people are looking to alternatives that can provide pain relief and are not detrimental to health,” said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan.

Those who use NSAIDs regularly and for an extended period of time are highly susceptible to experiencing some unwanted and potentially harmful side effects. These drugs work by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, which are chemicals that increase pain and cause swelling. However, prostaglandins also have other functions in the body such as providing protection to the gastrointestinal tract and stomach. When the production of prostaglandins slows down, the risk for gastrointestinal problems also increases.

Health professionals also warn patients about the long-term effects of NSAIDs to the kidney and blood pressure. These drugs can reduce the kidney’s blood flow, which decreases organ function. When kidney function is reduced, it results in fluid build-up. This build up of fluid in the bloodstream can also elevate a person’s blood pressure.

NSAIDs are effective for temporary relief, but health professionals discourage patients from using them on a long-term basis. There are other pain relief options that are considered safe and effective for regular use, including dietary supplements.

In particular, curcumin supplements are increasingly being used by joint pain sufferers as a safer way to manage their pain. While studies continue, it is believed that curcumin inhibits several of the enzymes involved in the body's inflammation mechanisms and thus helps to reduce pain. Experts recommend consumers look for supplements that also contain BioPerine, a black pepper extract that works by increasing the body’s capacity to absorb curcumin (http://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI/).

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