NSAID’s are bad for your heart, too

by | Jul 14, 2023 | Functional Medicine, Health Effects of the Environment and Medical System | 0 comments

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAID’s, are widely are used for pain, inflammation, arthritis, and injury. This category of drugs includes ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, celebrex, and more. Despite their popularity, they’ve long been known to place the kidneys and the gastrointestinal tract at risk.

But that’s not all. They also have negative cardiovascular effects. They can elevate blood pressure, contribute to congestive heart failure, and actually cause damage to heart muscle.

They also weaken your connective tissues. In the short run, you might rebound from an injury more quickly. But the healed tissues aren’t as strong as they should be, and you’re at risk of re-injury. And for this reason, NSAID’s make arthritis symptoms worse in the long run.

Ask me about the many effective and safer alternatives:

  • hands-on treatment for injured muscles or arthritic joints
  • nutritional supplements that limit the inflammatory response
  • herbal products to reduce pain and speed soft tissue healing

Dr. Lavine has been an innovator in the use of movement and touch to promote health since 1981. He practices in New York City and Princeton, NJ.


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