Signs of Chronic Inflammation in your body range from, joint pain, headaches, candida, weight gain in some cases, stomach disturbances, pain in different areas of the body, arthritis, gout, and even cancer.
Anti-inflammatory medications side effects are no fun. This study reveals that Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as cyclooxygenase (COX)-2-selective and nonselective agents, have been associated with the increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events. Most of the links between NSAID’s and stroke have been based on Myocardial events. However, many factors may contribute to an association between NSAIDs and stroke, including hypertension and thrombosis.
Here’s an excerpt from a recent study: Risk of stroke associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
All NSAIDs, to some degree, affect vasoconstriction and sodium excretion, which can lead to hypertension, a risk factor for cerebrovascular events. Among the nonselective agents, studies have shown naproxen to be associated with the highest increase in blood pressure. Among the COX-2-selective agents, studies have demonstrated the blood pressure elevations with COX-2-selective agents to be highest with rofecoxib. Although studies have suggested an association between blood pressure increase and NSAID use, the focus was primarily on short-term duration with use less than 30 days.
In a study among hypertensive patients with coronary disease, it was found that chronic NSAID use for close to 3 years was actually associated with slightly lower blood pressure levels compared with nonuse. Thus, although a causal association between NSAID use and stroke risk is plausible based on their vascular effects, any hypertension-mediated effect may be specific to the duration of NSAID use and warrants further investigation.
How To Treat Inflammation Without Drugs
There are several ways to treat inflammation without drugs. For starters and in case you haven’t heard of it, turmeric is one of the most power natural anti-inflammatories and pain killing super spice. Additionally, there are foods that aid your body do its job in lowering inflammation, along with some form of exercise, meditation, good sleep and overall a healthy lifestyle.
Below you can find 5 of the most effective foods to help you lower inflammation.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs may offer temporary relief for chronic pain, but this comes with a list of side effects ranging from gastrointestinal problems to cardiovascular problems and premature death. Learn the painful truth about these painkillers by checking out this infographic on NSAIDs. Use the embed code to share it on your website or visit our infographic page for the high-res version.