1. New research now printed in the Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, journal of the American Heart Association. The study indicates that a few of the non steroidal anti inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) are linked with immense risks of death from heart related cases in healthy persons.

    Distinct cardiovascular risks among healthy persons is the first report of this study.

    Dr. Emily Loldrup Fosbol, fellow researcher at the Department of Cardiology at Gentofte University Hospital located in Hellerup, Denmark, and also author of this study, has stated that although the rate of the results are minimal, they are still important. Persons should become aware of the risks that there is a problem.

    Extensively used are NAIDSs to heal pain and inflammation of persons enduring pain from arthritis and numerous forms of short term pain.

    Researchers for the past nine years analyzed medical results of normally healthy Danish residents who use prescription NAIDs and also those who do not take them.

    Measured to those persons who did not take NAIDs the following results were found:

    Linked with a 29% chance of extended risk of fatal and non fatal stroke were those that used Ibuprofen.
    Linked to a 91% chance of extended cardiovascular death were those who used Diclofenac, while the drug Rofecoxib showed a 66% extended risk for the death.

    Persons who took the highest doses of Diclofenac and Rofecoxib, where associated with two to three times greater chance of having a heart attack. Both these medications had exhibited dose dependent increases for cardiovascular risks in this study.

    However, naproxen was not associated with any extended heart related issues. Researchers conceive that this medication is safer among its class of drugs.

    For the study researchers used Danish national medical records of 1,028,437 healthy persons over the age of ten years which was accumulated from 1997 to 2005. The average age of persons was 39 years.

    Among the studies population a minimum of 44.7 percent of persons had taken NSAIDs at least one time during the time frame. Most persons in this study had used NSAIDs for at least two weeks but a low doses.

    According to the study healthy persons were those who had not been in contact with the Danish nationalized hospital system for five years before the first dose of NSAIDs and also had no prescriptions for vital medical issues in two years prior to this study.

    Researchers concentrated on the medications of ibuprofen, diclofenac, rofecoxib, celecoxib and naproxen. Researchers could not provide absolute results concerning the heart risks of celecoxib. The studies conclusion had focused on the need for the general public informed of cardiovascular risks with frequently used NSAIDs.

    Acute and chronic pain effects at least 100 million persons or more every year in the United States. There are different types of pain categories, some of the common ones include:

    Inflammation which is caused by injury, diseases of the joints, infections, tumors, abscesses and misalignment.

    Physical injury such as cuts and bruises, sprains, strains and broken bones.

    Never pain as coming from Shingles, diabetic neruopathy and sciatica.

    In a recent study from the University of Michigan Health System, one in three patients with chronic pain will use alternative therapies such as chiropractic or acupuncture for pain relief and management.

    Some of the alternative therapies that have been used for pain relief and pain management include:


    Archives of Internal Medicine 1998 study that was published had shown that 51% of medical doctors consider acupuncture to be effective and valuable method of pain relief. Acupuncture has no side effects such as drugs used to manage chronic pain which some can become addicting and also has been known to last for months providing relief.


    A study published in October 2005 in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics had revealed that patients with both acute and chronic pain had more effective pain reductions and reduced disabilities and more content with their care after receiving the treatments.

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