When you have headaches or back pain, what are you doing? If you are like many Americans, you probably reach for a bottle of ibuprofen (trade name Advil).

It can look like a real elixir, taking away every trace of pain in a moment.

But is it really safe?

Do not let your ibuprofen cheat you. There are some serious risks associated with even occasional drug use.

Of these risks, one of the most interesting is the possibility of heart damage.

Even the FDA warns you

In 2005, the FDA issued an ibuprofen warning, saying it significantly increased the risk of heart or stroke. Last year, they decided to strengthen this warning.

FDA rareLY does it. But after an extensive drug review, they issued the following statements:
Even with short-term use, a heart attack and a risk of stroke are significantly increased.
This risk is increased if ibuprofen is still used.
You do not have to have a heart condition to be at risk, although such a condition increases your chances.

These risks make ibuprofen especially dangerous for people over the age of 40 – the age at which the risk of heart disease starts to rise.

Keep in mind that the FDA approves some pretty terrible drugs, but even they raise the red flag when it comes to medication.

Do not be misled

The main problem with non-prescription drugs such as ibuprofen – or acetaminophen is that people generally consider it not to be a big risk.

The recipe is considered an indicator of seriousness. In his absence, most people just shrug their shoulders and take pills whenever they think they need it.

I hope the information I share in this post will change your opinion in this regard.

Do not worry – I will not just let you miss without at least one alternative pain relief option.

Enter Turmeric

Turmeric is a plant that refers to the ginger family. It naturally blocks inflammatory cytokines and enzymes. And that’s the key – because while drugs like ibuprofen are simply working to reduce inflammation, turmeric prevents it. For some conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, it works much better than pharmaceutical products.

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