There's nothing quite as bad as giving someone a med with side effects worse than the condition it treats.
Actually, there's one thing worse – giving that med to a child who doesn't need it.
A new warning from the FDA says that kids who take certain arthritis meds face an increased risk for cancer. These meds will get a "black box" warning after the feds found dozens of cases of cancer in the kids who take them – and some of those cases were fatal.
These arthritis meds are big-name drugs with multibillion-dollar sales. While they're usually aimed at adults, some doctors give them to kids diagnosed with Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disorder or rheumatoid arthritis.
Now, many adults (and even some doctors) don't understand that kids can get rheumatoid arthritis – yet they do, and some of them even end up in wheelchairs because of this condition.
And they end up on these meds – and that's truly sad, because there's a better answer, one they've been trying real hard to keep from you. After all, they have drugs to sell.
I don't like to use those meds with my adult patients, so I certainly would avoid them when helping a child battle rheumatoid arthritis.
RA is an autoimmune disease, so the real answer is not a drug that can only help keep some of the symptoms in check. It's thorough testing to determine which allergen is causing the reaction in the first place.
Identify and remove that allergen, and you'll heal the condition. It works in kids and adults alike. In fact, I wrote all about the real cause of rheumatoid arthritis – and the real cure – in the June issue of Health Revelations, and if you subscribe now you can read all about it in the online archives.
The last thing you want is to take these meds, no matter how old (or young) you are. In addition to the increased cancer risk in kids, these meds also have the potential for serious side effects, including infections and lymphoma.
So the answer to rheumatoid and other autoimmune disorders is not a med with side effects – the answer is likely already somewhere in your home or your diet.
Find that answer, and you'll find the real cure.