Hearing Loss - Another side Effect of Pain Killers

It should come as no surprise that new side effects continue to be reported by users of over-the-counter (OTC) pain killers. Research and studies have verified that all OTC pain killers typically recommended by our doctors have side effects, some of which can be fatal. 

The latest addition to the side effects barrage on the human body was determined by a published study in the American Journal of Epidemiology and performed at Harvard University. It shows that Ibuprofen and acetaminophen (found in Excedrin and Tylenol) can increase your risk of hearing loss by 24%. A separate study included aspirin in the mix as well. 

It appears these drugs can interfere with blood flow and the body’s antioxidants, which in turn, causes damage to the cochlea (small bone in the inner ear). 

It has already been proven that taking Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) pain killers, (including aspirin, Ibuprofen (Motrin), and Naproxen (Aleve)), increases your risk of serious gastrointestinal bleeding, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and damage to the kidneys. Acetaminophens (Tylenol, Excedrin) can cause liver damage; some statistics show it is the number one cause of liver damage, and a leading cause of death from pharmaceutical drugs. Perhaps these drugs and their side effects are, in part, why 100,000 people a year are admitted to the hospital. 

Aspirin has been tied to Reye’s Disease - a sudden, acute brain damage and liver damage typically affecting children. It can cause encephalopathy (brain swelling) and death. Certain decongestants and cough syrups also have some of these ingredients, and often taking both pain killers and cough syrup leads to overdose. You do not need to overdose on these products to increase your risk of these dangerous conditions. If you are a steady user of pain relievers, you are putting yourself at risk. 

The prescription drugs now available are stronger and carry even more risks than these over-the-counter versions. It just does not make sense to cause more damage to your system, which could ultimately require a hospital stay, by taking such OTC and prescription pain killers.

So what options are left that can actually help without harm? The last few years have seen the development of natural ingredients that are effective for most pain and swelling in the body. 

A product called Pain X by Enerex Botanicals offers a potent, natural herbal blend that reduces pain without negative side effects associated with NSAIDSs. Common herbs, spices, trees and fruits like pineapple, devil's claw, turmeric, hops, pine tree bark, and black pepper, along with the enzyme Serrapeptase, offer well-researched relief to everyday aches and pains we all deal with. 

The other key product found to be effective (also made by Enerex) is Serrapeptase. Enerex makes a very strong version and properly coats the capsules so the consumer gets maximum effectiveness. In 200+ studies, it has been shown to safely and effectively both reduce swelling and the pain that goes with it. As an added bonus, it also digests internal scar tissue, as well as other non-living tissue, which may be causing some limitations or health issues. Internal scar tissue, or fibrin, is one of the causes of aging. As Serrapeptase has the ability to digest fibrin in all forms, it can be considered an anti-aging product as well. 

For pain close to the surface, there is also a cream which is highly effective and now used by many national football teams and colleges in their training rooms. Called Relief, it is a cream available in a 4 oz. tube. Relief is safe enough to use on your temples and neck, has a pleasant scent, and is very effective. Wonderful results have been reported from those who have tried this, and many athletes have had similar success. Call 1 615 865 6515 to obtain a bottle. They are $12.95 plus shipping. It is a very good product. Purchaes with other items that total $35 shipping is free

These are a few clinically proven options that work, do not have any side effects, and may bring you the help you are looking for.