Many people that experience fever, headache, or muscle pain decides to take ibuprofen in order to treat these symptoms. Ibuprofen is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory substance that inhibits the production and release of COX-2 enzyme. This enzyme is responsible for causing inflammation and pain in the body.
Here are more details in regards to the dangers of ibuprofen:
This medicine is often prescribed by doctors even though it poses danger for the health. According to the European Medicines Agency ibuprofen increases the risk of cardiovascular problems. There are reports that suggest that ibuprofen causes myocardial infection or stroke in patients that have taken at least 2400mg per day. Also, the British Medical Journal has published an analysis that ibuprofen is associated with increasing the risk of stroke in patients. They also found that those who have been treated with ibuprofen have 77% higher risk of death compared to those who took a placebo.
Ibuprofen also is related to damaging the kidneys and the digestive system. If this drug is taken in high doses for longer period of time it could increase the risk of kidney problems and digestive hemorrhages. In order to reduce these risks it is recommended to use natural remedies that don’t impose risks to the cardiovascular system.
Turmeric is an amazing spice that could be used instead of ibuprofen. This remedy has been widely used as Traditional Chinese Medicine in treatment of different ailments and health problems. Here is how to prepare turmeric syrup:
- Turmeric root (fresh grated) – 2 tablespoons
- Black pepper – 1 pinch
- Lemon juice – ½ lemon
- Honey – 1 teaspoon
- Water – 1 cup
You will need to boil water in a saucepan and add the turmeric in it. Boil for 15 minutes and remove it from the heat. Next you need to add the black pepper and let it cool down for 10 minutes. At the end you need to filter the mixture and add the remaining ingredients. Consume this syrup in order to relive headaches and muscle and joint pain.