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Common Pain Relievers Are Causing Heart Attacks

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  • Nearly 70 million prescriptions for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are written each year in the U.S. and 30 billion doses are consumed, often for headaches, back pain and menstrual pain
  • Recent research finds a link between consistent use of NSAIDs with an increased risk of heart attack in the first seven days, with or without a previous history of heart disease
  • It is important to address the cause of the pain while using strategies that don’t have significant side effects, such as cayenne cream, acupuncture, Emotional Freedom Techniques and chiropractic management

By Dr. Mercola

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are prescribed extensively throughout the world. In the U.S., nearly 70 million prescriptions are written and 30 billion doses are consumed each year when over-the-counter NSAIDs are included.


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