Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Why Would A Young Adult Get An Ulcer

I saw this posted on the blog of the New York Times (Why Would A Young Adult Get An Ulcer) and I thought it was a very good article to share. Personally, I don't take all these over the counter medications and Nsaids, (Nsaid stands for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) but for those that do, information is a powerful thing.

Here's some points that I found very interesting and please make sure you read the link to the article.

  • Everyone who takes Nsaids is at some risk of developing a stomach ulcer
  • The risk is the highest in the elderly, those that have a history of ulcers, chronic Nsaid users.
  • Taking an excessive dosage of Nsaids is also one of the factors in developing ulcers.
  • Excessive dosage includes taking the dose sooner than directed or taking more than in a single dose than recommended as well as taking multiple medications that contain aspirin and Nsaids.
  • Many of the common cold and flu remedies include aspirin and other Nsaids to relive pain and fever.
  • Many headache and sinus medications include Nsaids.
So before you turn to that over the counter flu, cold or ache remedy, you may want to check out the ingredients in what you are taking. Better yet, you may want to evaluate and discover any other methods for treating yourself rather than taking all of these remedies that may not be the best in the long run.

Source: http://consults.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/08/how-can-a-24-year-old-develop-an-ulcer/

1 comment:

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