Painkillers may be linked to blood clots

by Hon Lee on January 6, 2015

Woman in pain about to take pill.

Think twice before you swallow another painkiller!

According to Dr. Ungprasert, an instructor at the Mayo Clnic’s rheumatology department, painkillers may be linked to blood clots.

A meta-analysis of six studies (involving 2100 cases) of venous thromboembolism – a type of clot that includes deep vein thrombosis (clots in the legs) and pulmonary embolism (clots in the lungs) – showed that people who took naproxen (Alleve), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and other NSAIDS compared with non-users had an 80% higher risk for clots.

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Hon K. Lee is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Herndon, VA., and the founder of Sports Edge Acupuncture Clinic. He is also an author, teacher, martial arts instructor, qigong practitioner and a U.S. Marine combat veteran. Proceeds from the sale of his memoirs go to charities that benefit wounded warriors and their families.

Hon Lee – who has written posts on Acupuncture Herndon, VA.


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