How NOT to beat arthritis pain
If you’re among the millions of American seniors who rely on NSAID painkillers for arthritis relief, there’s an urgent new warning you need to see ASAP – because your meds aren’t as safe as you’ve been led to believe.
Some of them can hurt you… and some might even KILL you!
I’m sure you remember Vioxx and Bextra, the deadly painkillers pulled from the market after they were linked to serious heart risks.
Vioxx alone has been blamed for between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths, and some scientists believe the true toll could be much higher.
But don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet.
While Vioxx and Bextra are gone, the drugs still on the market could be just as bad.
The new study looked at years of research on common NSAID painkillers, including COX-2 inhibitors, and found some of these older and supposedly safer drugs can cause the same kinds of heart problems as Vioxx and Bextra, especially if you already have heart disease.
The worst of the bunch, unfortunately, is one of the drugs used most often: diclofenac.
The new study has shocked some doctors – but it’s right in line with research published in 2013, which found that prolonged use of common NSAID painkillers such as ibuprofen and diclofenac can double your risk of heart failure and increase overall heart risk by about a third.
The scary part about that, of course, is that’s exactly how arthritis patients use the meds – over the long run.
Some folks can’t even get through a day without hitting the pill bottle.
And if you’re one of them, it’s time to make some changes before you pay the ultimate price.
Don’t swap your NSAIDs for Tylenol. Acetaminophen might be safer on the heart, but it’s tougher on the liver. Overdoses of this drug are now the nation’s leading cause of acute liver failure.
Besides, a second new study finds it doesn’t even work!
Acetaminophen is only barely better than a placebo for both pain and function in osteoarthritis patients, and it does absolutely nothing to slow the progression of the disease itself.
I know, it sounds like I’m taking away just about all your options for pain relief.
I’m not – instead, I’m opening a doorway to a whole new world, one where you can get real relief without the risks.
One study last year found that chondroitin can ease knee pain due to osteoarthritis as effectively as the painkiller Celebrex. Even better, it can also SLOW the progression of the disease itself – something Celebrex has never even claimed to do.
But why stop there? Chondroitin work wells for many people, but there’s something that’s been proven to work even better: an all-natural form of collagen called UC-II.
Learn more in this free report from my House Calls archives.