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The Dangers of Taking Pain Killers

Painkillers are so available that you won’t have to spend much of your time to get some. In fact, you can store some in your pocket or bag and use them just in case you experience some pains. Most people don’t know that the painkillers could be as harmful as hard drugs to your body. They are even referred to as safe medicines. You need to understand that these painkillers could be harmful under certain conditions. If you take the painkillers under such circumstance,s you will be causing harm to your body. The painkillers are very effective in soothing pains, aches and discomfort. There are painkillers which are addictive and will cause some more severe side effects. Before you rush to the shop and come with some painkillers, remember these cautions and take the painkillers only when you are convinced that it is the best thing to do.
One of the painkiller types of the nonsteroidals known as NSAIDS. Some of the brands include Motrin, Advil, Celebrex, Voltage and others. They help to relieve pain, fever and inflammation. Even they achieve such good goals, they have potential side effects. Patients who used the painkillers were 50% more likely to get heart attacks than those who do not use them. Ranked from the most risky drug, diclofenac was the highest and was followed by ibuprofen. In most case, people will take the NSAIDS to relieve pain caused by sports injuries, arthritic, micro aches and pains. A study was conducted that showed use of the NSAIDS triggers production of platelets that caused restriction of blood flow in the arteries. A study also found that long term use of the NSAIDS results into damage to the stomach lining and gastric inflammation.

Another type of painkillers that can be dangerous to your health is the opioids. These are strong painkillers and include Vicodin, oxycodone, morphine and tramadol. In most cases, they are prescribed for chronic pain conditions and back pain. Depiste their usage, they can pose some risks to your health. Addiction is one of the dangers of the opioids. They tend to addict the users and the user will need more of the opioid to relief the pain. After long term use, the user will not get relief after using the drug and the pain may even become worse.

In case you are taking opioids, it is advisable not to take them for more than a week. Continued use can result in respiratory failure and death. Make a point of looking for medical; help in case you have been using opioids for too long. In stead, you can take other forms of relief such as stretching exercise and physiotherapy