Regular intake of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen and diclofenac) significantly increases the likelihood of developing heart failure. This is indicated by the results of a study of a group of scientists from the University of Milan. They analyzed the data on health status and the administration of the different drugs of 10 million people. The average age of the volunteers was 77 years old, writes the BBC.
Some people anti-inflammatory drugs be taken only from time to time, to reduce temporary pain. Other regularly used NSAIDs. According to the study, diclofenac and ibuprofen increased the risk of hospitalization of people of retirement age because of heart failure by 19%. Symptomatic receiving anti-inflammatory drugs such effect is not provided.
Experts recommend taking painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicines only on prescription. Persistent pain is a sign of a serious disease, not a reason to take handfuls of painkillers.