There’s a lot of people out there – maybe you – who experience pain of some sort quite often. And, I’ll bet you take NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or aspirin to relieve the pain. Here’s 5 reasons why you shouldn’t take NSAIDs along with some excellent alternatives.
What Are NSAIDs?
According to the website Drugs.com, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are a group of medicines that relieve pain and fever and reduce inflammation.
There are nearly two dozen different NSAIDs available, but they all work in the same way, and that is by blocking a specific group of enzymes called cyclo-oxygenase enzymes, often abbreviated to COX enzymes. These enzymes are responsible for the production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are a group of compounds with hormone-like effects that control many different processes such as inflammation, blood flow, and the formation of blood clots.
They’re commonly used to relieve mild to moderate pain caused by headaches, migraines, muscle strains and sprains, menstrual cramps, arthritis and toothaches.
Ah, but at what cost? On the surface, it seems fast, cheap and easy to pop a couple and go on about your business, but in the long run, it’s damaging to your body. Truthfully, that cost is too high under any circumstances.
According to Drugs.com, if you take NSAIDs for long periods of time or at higher doses, you could be putting your life at risk. (Is aspirin an NSAID? The short answer is yes.)
The good news is there’s healthy and natural alternatives to NSAIDS and that’s where aromatherapy shines!
5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Take NSAIDs
Reason #1 – Digestive Woes
NSAIDs, including aspirin and Ibuprofen, block the release of prostaglandins which protect your stomach against stomach acid. Taken too often, you may experience irritation to your stomach lining which shows up as heartburn, stomach pain and possibly bleeding. Other side effects an include bloating, diarrhea or constipation. If you’re experiencing these digestive symptoms, Tummy Tamer Aromatherapy Roller Ball helps to ease heartburn, stomach cramps, gas, bloating, diarrhea and constipation.
Reason #2 – More Headaches
Huh? You take ibuprofen 3 or 4 times a week to relieve your stress headache, but doing so may actually cause a rebound headache. Constant use of NSAIDs may cause changes in hormones and inhibitory pathways resulting in headache pain. A plant-based alternative is Headache Ease Aromatherapy Roller Ball. It addresses your headache and migraine pain with no nasty side effects – and no rebound headache.
Reason #3 – Hearing Impairment
Hmmm…all this time you thought it was selective hearing! But, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, frequent use of ibuprofen increases the risk of hearing loss particularly in men. This also includes ringing of the ears known as tinnitus. It’s rare, usually associated with high doses and the issue usually goes away after you stop taking NSAIDs.
Reason #4 – Nasty Skin Eruptions
Because ibuprofen blocks so many different pathways, your skin could erupt with no real explanation. Truthfully, any synthetic drug you take could cause skin rashes as you’re introducing a foreign substance into your body and rashes are a known side effect of most drugs. According to DermNetNZ.com (a website about all things skin) NSAIDs commonly cause itching, rashes and hives. PsoMaxx Salve will help to calm your skin and again, there’s no nasty side effects or damage to your liver.
Reason #5 – Kidney Damage
According to Drugs.com, NSAIDs may also affect kidney function and reduce how quickly blood flows through the kidneys. They may cause retention of sodium and water which can lead to edema and high potassium levels. Occasionally, they may cause more serious damage to the kidneys.
Why Aromatherapy Makes Sense
The more I studied to get my aromatherapy certification, the more scared I got. There’s a ridiculous amount of toxic chemicals in products we depend on everyday to make us feel better. These very products are making us sick!
If you’re taking NSAIDs everyday for pain from arthritis, please try Flexatoid for Rheumatoid Arthritis. It specifically addresses pain and inflammation without any negative side effects.
A certified aromatherapist is trained in the safe use of essential oils that make a huge difference in pain, skin conditions, digestive disorders, anxiety, depression, stress and many other concerns that we deal with in daily life.
I’m proud to be a certified aromatherapist, and I can tell you firsthand how I transformed my life simply by reducing the chemical load on my body with aromatherapy blends.
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