Drugs that Relieve Joint Pain are Silently Killing You

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Of course, our medical community knows just how dangerous these drugs are. New COX-2 inhibitors have a very hard time getting approval for sale. Approved drugs have a hard time staying on the market, as their dangerous side effects are quickly discovered once they are in use. So the older COX-2s, the ones who have the most money invested in them, tend to stick around, however.

It’s interesting to note that this study found no link between the normal, non-selective NSAIDS and stroke or death. Although regular NSAIDS are known to cause damage to the lining of the stomach and are linked to liver damage, COX-2s have their own unique health threat.

If you have any type of history of strokes, or if strokes run in your family history, your doctors should never even think about prescribing these drugs for you.

This study only adds to the mounting evidence that these types of arthritic pain relievers greatly increase your risk of stroke and heart attacks, as well as your chances of dying after a stroke.

The good news is that there are completely natural ways of dealing with inflammation; things that will actually lower your risk of stroke, instead of increasing it.

The omega-3 fatty acids found in wild caught salmon and other fatty, cold water fish such as anchovies and sardines help to keep inflammation under control.

Also, consuming a diet that is plant based, with added healthy fats such as coconut oil and avocados, as well as whole, raw dairy and dairy products such as butter, are terrific ways of controlling inflammation and the pain it brings. One study found that for every 200mg of fruit and vegetable you eat each day, you can lower your risk of stroke by as much as 32 percent. This effect can happen at any age, anytime you decide to eat a healthy, organic diet.

If you are middle aged, you can also try adding high intensity interval training to your workouts. This will not only keep your joints healthy, but it will lower your risk of stroke by 60 percent! Pretty good odds for only 20 minutes of exercise, 3 times per week! Read more about 5 most vital exercises you may do.

All of the above are effective, yet natural means of lowering not only inflammation, but lowering your risk of stroke, all without a single pill or side effect.

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