Do you habitually pop an Advil or Aleve to knock out that persistent pain? If you are like most Americans over age 40, you do. But should you?
NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) were designed as low-dose, short-term pain relievers that also curb inflammation. If you deal with inflammation daily, NSAIDs are not for you.
Did you know that research indicates NSAIDs raise your risk of having a heart attack or stroke when taken in higher doses over prolonged periods? They can also cause stomach bleeding. Side effects most commonly happen if you take large doses over a long time (months or years).
Common side effects of NSAIDs include:
- Stomach pain and heartburn
- Stomach ulcers
- Headaches and dizziness
- Ringing in the ears
- Allergic reactions such as rashes, wheezing, and throat swelling
- Liver or kidney problems
- High blood pressure
- Leg swelling
natural anti-inflammatory mechanisms
There is good news, though. Our bodies were created with an amazing capacity to self-heal when we eat natural foods, take natural supplements and use natural therapies that activate those healing mechanisms.
Cold therapies like whole body cryotherapy, light therapies like low level laser therapy (LLLT), soft tissue therapies like HyperIce vibration and massage therapies all activate your body's self-healing mechanisms--without any side effects.
You can find relief from chronic pain and inflammation without pharmaceuticals. Treat your body naturally--you deserve it!