By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
Some of todays news briefs regarding NSAIDS or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs…
A study recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that using antibiotics more than 10 times during childhood or being a heavy user of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increases the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL).
While, according to the study, there was a strong association between antibiotic use and NHL, heavy NSAID use increased the overall risk of NHL.
Study shows people unaware of harmful effects of painkillers
According to a study, an alarming number of people are ignorant to the potential side effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The study found that both over-the-counter and prescription painkillers are often used inappropriately. The study is published in the November issue of the Journal of Rheumatology.
More than 50% of people involved in the study were not aware of the potential side effects of NSAID drugs. According to the study, more than 36 million people are taking NSAIDs, prescription and over-the-counter, and nearly 25% of those are exceeding the recommended dosage.
According to some estimates, the side effects of long-term NSAID use cause nearly 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths per year.
Interestingly, children receiving regular chiropractic care are less likely to take antibiotics are also less likely to use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Many adults receiving chiropractic care find they decrease their use of anti-inflammatories and NSAIDs as they correct the cause of the problem by utilizing chiropractic regularly rather than treating the symptoms with outside-in, dangerous drug use.
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Dr. Michael Dorausch maintains an active chiropractic practice in Los Angeles, California.
You can visit his website at: www.adiola.com
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