Anti-Inflammatories happen to be in the top most prescribed medications and why you should discontinue them forever.

Anti-Inflammatories and why you should discontinue them forever.

Anti-inflammatories happen to be in the topmost prescribed medications on the market. They are commonly used to treat inflammation, fever, aches/pains, etc. However, you may not be aware of its overall effect on the body.

NSAIDs work against your body’s natural healing process by blocking the response associated with producing pain and inflammation. The way they work cuts off some valuable inflammatory pathways as well as the destructive ones. In order to heal an injury, the body needs to rebuild damaged connective tissue or collagen. NSAIDs block the good regenerative responses that actually are responsible for repairing a sprain of a joint ligament or tendon. Those people who see anti-inflammatories as their answer to post activity soreness are doing themselves a big disservice.   Some other risks to consider include but are not limited to the destruction of the lining of the upper intestinal tract, stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure.

Commonly known NSAIDs include but are not limited to Ibuprofen, Aleve, Aspirin, Meloxicam, Advil, Midol, and Motrin.