NHS21: Understanding Mainstream Pain Medications27.02.2013
by Life Enthusiast Staff
Can pain be caused by a lack of Advil?
When we mess with Mother Nature, changing molecules to make profitable patents, we cause unnatural problems.
Go through your medicine cabinet and ask yourself, "What can I use instead of this, to solve my problems, without nasty side effects?"
Let's advocate this:
No one gets to own Mother Nature.
Her natural cures should be available to us all, without oppressive regulation.
If you have been diagnosed with arthritis, your doctor will recommend treatment and pain management, likely including medication. Read on, to learn about the most common arthritis medications, and how they work.
NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
Arthritis treatment and pain relief typically includes NSAIDs (pronounced "ensayds") and pain relievers (analgesics). They help you to feel better by reducing discomfort, but they do not stop the disease process!
Although these drugs are used extensively in the United States (despite their well-known side effects), research indicates that these drugs actually accelerate the progression of joint destruction, causing more problems down the road.
NSAIDs cannot prevent the damage associated with arthritic conditions, such as bone and joint impairment, therefore alternative, natural arthritis pain relief is preferred.
How NSAIDs Work
NSAIDs block enzymes that are involved in the production of inflammatory compounds. Enzymes speed up chemical reactions, either to join molecules together or split them apart.
The problem with NSAIDs is they not only block the enzymes that produce inflammatory compounds, they also inhibit enzymes that manufacture cartilage components.
A person may be temporarily pain-free, but their arthritis is silently getting worse!
Several clinical studies have shown that NSAID use is associated with acceleration of osteoarthritis and increased joint destruction!!!
If you'd like to learn more about Pain, we have research articles for you to read.
To your health!