According to doctors, you should stop taking Ibuprofen. Here’s why!

This is something we all must start to consider. If you’re like me, you will get your share of aches and pains every now and then. Most of us usually have our medication choice for them and it is called Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen started its boom in the 80s. It was the miracle drug that could help you get rid of headaches without causing stomach problems. By this time people have been taking aspirin for quite a long time. And although aspirin is considered safe, it is a little bit hard on the stomach.

This is especially true for people who need to take it daily for heart problems. Medications which help you relieve inflammation or swelling are called anti-inflammatories. Very recent research has suggested that all of us should steer clear of any type of anti-inflammatory drug. According to some studies, they put you at risk for major heart issues. So, while going to a medication like ibuprofen may seem an everyday thing for you, this is something that you should think about twice.

The Food and Drug Administration believes that the use of ibuprofen is directly connected to strokes and heart attacks. Even if you were to use ibuprofen over a brief period, it could still cause enough damage to your heart. If you have a pre-existing heart condition, this is something you should take even more serious.

People over the age of 40 are urged to stop taking these types of drugs. Doctors and medical boards suggest that if you are currently on this medication, you should talk to your doctor about the risks and suggest him give you something else for your problems. If you plan and using ibuprofen for a brief period, you should also consider the possible damages.

The reason that people over 40 years old are urged to stop taking the drug is because they become a lot more prone to having them. A pre-existing heart condition only makes the possibilities worse. The British Medical Journal published a study revealing alarming statistics for those who usually use ibuprofen. Of the people involved in the study, about 19% of them were hospitalized for heart failure upon two weeks of having taken the medication.

We do have to mention that the 19% who were taken to the hospital, were people who would’ve been more likely to be hospitalized for heart conditions. They were much older and some of them had a pre-existing heart condition. If you have friends or loved ones who are taking ibuprofen, be sure to let them know the possible side effects. Click on the video to find out why and please share. It can be a loved one’s life that you are saving!