Pain killers linked to hearing loss

A new study shows that some common pain killers could increase your risk of hearing loss.

If you’ve been relying on pills to deal with everyday aches and pains for a long time now, you’ll want to pay close attention – especially if you’re a gal in her senior years.

A study out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that older women using ibuprofen or paracetamol for at least six years were at highest risk to develop hearing loss.

And men, you’re not off the hook – because previous studies have shown similar results for men.

This is in addition to the risk of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) damaging your heart and causing problems with your gut (including the risk of gastric BLEEDING).

If it’s chronic pain you’re trying to tackle – for years on end – you have other options.

For osteoarthritis (the “wear and tear” version of the disease), the natural supplement chondroitin can not only ease joint pain, but actually slow cartilage loss. Instead of just masking the pain, chondroitin actually gets to the root of the problem!

Curcumin and resveratrol can also reduce inflammation in the tissue around your joints, which is the main cause of arthritis pain.

As well, nowadays there’s good research backing up what people in some cultures have known for hundreds of years: that acupuncture is effective for many health issues, including chronic pain management.

Last year, a study showed that acupuncture treatments on their own brought serious pain relief in patients with arthritis. And it was even more effective when combined with the traditional Chinese herb called “Moxibustion” or “Moxa” (that’s a version of the herb mugwort that can be burned on the end of acupuncture needles).

This combination treatment resulted in a drastic reduction in pain and swelling for a whopping 83 per cent of patients in the study. Try getting that kind of relief from ibuprofen or acetaminophen!

Acupuncture has even outperformed OPIOIDS in previous studies.

What’s more, you won’t risk losing your hearing with these natural treatments. Nobody ever went deaf from regular acupuncture sessions.

In fact, acupuncture is often used as a therapy to TREAT hearing loss!

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing
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Sources:

Everyday Pain Relievers May Be Linked to Hearing Loss in Some Women, medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_162619.html

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