Alan Gray is the Editor-in-Chief of Baret News. He is fanatical about spelling and grammar, but sometimes has problems with American word usage, such as "momentarily." When told his plane will land momentarily, he expects a "touch and go" landing, not to land in a few moments!

Consumers should know more about common pain relievers.

There have been 70 million prescriptions and 30 billion over-the-counter sales for common pain relievers like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and acetaminophen (Excedrin).

According to the American Heart Association, some 785,000 Americans suffer heart attacks every year while another 470,000 who have already suffered one or more heart attacks. The AHA also revealed that in 2010, heart disease cost the United States $ 316.4 billion. This total includes the cost of healthcare services, medications, and lost productivity.

The AIM study found that heart failure patients who used NSAIDs may be at risk for side effects and other dangers.

Research also showed that, with prolonged use, NSAIDs can cause potential side effects that include:

upset stomach

nausea

vomiting

heartburn

headache

diarrhea

constipation

drowsiness

unusual fatigue

stomach pain

swelling of feet or ankles

ringing in ears

vision changes

joint pain

muscle pain and weakness

easy bruising

bleeding

persistent sore throat

fever

The nature of these recent revelations, combined with the pervasive use of NSAIDs, should make people stand up and notice. There are good signs that more Americans are seeking natural options.” – Michael Sheehan Bioresource CEO

A recent National Institutes of Health study revealed that the number of men seeking information on alternatives to traditional pharmaceuticals and treatments rose by 18 percent between 2002 and 2007. This trend indicates Americans are getting smarter about taking responsibility for their personal health.

The truth is there are dozens of natural substitutes for NSAIDs, and many of these remedies lack the potentially harmful side effects and risks associated with NSAIDs.


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Alan Gray is the Editor-in-Chief of Baret News. He is fanatical about spelling and grammar, but sometimes has problems with American word usage, such as "momentarily."

When told his plane will land momentarily, he expects a "touch and go" landing, not to land in a few moments!