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Studies Show Daily Use of NSAIDs Dangerous Especially for the Elderly

A leading gastroenterologist is alarmed at the discovery that not only do NSAIDs wreck your joints; they may cause serious internal bleeding. Here’s what he says about aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil)…

“…their chronic use, particularly among the elderly and those with arthritis, is linked to serious and potentially fatal GI injury and bleeding.”

President of the American College of Gastroenterology

A study in Spain found that…

90 percent of people who died from ibuprofen or aspirin were over 60.

American Journal of Gastroenterology, August, 2005

Especially alarming is a recent survey of over 800 people by the American Gastroenterological Association discovered that…

… people over the age of 60 were more than twice as likely to be misinformed about the safety of these pills!

Many people take a baby aspirin daily to prevent heart attacks. Taking ibuprofen or naproxen along with a daily aspirin is extremely dangerous!!!

Seniors who take a daily aspirin plus an occasional ibuprofen [Advil] or naproxen [Aleve] for pain relief increase risk of ulcers, perforations and internal bleeding by two to three times.

Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, October, 2005.

A national pain survey found that two out of three people who suffered from chronic pain said, “No, over-the-counter pills didn’t work to get rid of their pain”.

And a 2004 Norwegian study that reviewed 23 previous clinical studies of all types of NSAIDs including Tylenol, aspirin, Advil, and prescription Cox-2 drugs reported…

NSAIDS don’t work better than sugar pills in the short term for stopping pain of knee osteoarthritis.

These scientists concluded that…

Long-term use of NSAIDs does more harm than good.

British Medical Journal, 2004

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