More people are hospitalized from NSAID bleeding than ALL of American War Casualities!
NSAID's include Ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil & Bayer Aspirin plus others.
The July 1998
issue of The American Journal of Medicine
stated the following:
"Conservative calculations estimate that approximately 107,000 patients are hospitalized annually for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-related gastrointestinal (GI) complications and at least 16,500 NSAID-related deaths occur each year among arthritis patients alone
. The figures of all NSAID users would be overwhelming, yet the scope of this problem is generally under-appreciated."
You bleed to death folks! http://www.healthsentinel.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2668:more-hospitalized-from-nsaid-bleeding-than-all-american-war-casualties&catid=5:original&Itemid=24
My Back Doc enlightened me last week!
He said, last year, approx. 200,000 people went to the hospital with Gastro Bleeding----10% of them died! 20,000 people!
post edited by Foodbme - 2012/08/03 04:14:06