(Health-NewsWire.Net, March 26, 2015 ) Orlando, FL -- Medications such as pain relief drugs are considered one of the primary treatments for arthritis patients. However, they are also notorious for causing negative side effects. Several organizations are now seeking to help arthritis patients understand some of the confusing information associated with using these medications.
The Arthritis Foundation has provided some important details about the side effects of using pain relief drugs. There are quite a number of drugs that have been used by millions of arthritis patients for many years and even now, they are still perceived to be risky.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School's clinical professor and rheumatologist, Stanley Cohen, MD stated that side effects can occur especially when using prescription painkillers and over-the-counter drugs. There are certain pharmaceuticals that are known to cause liver damage, especially when taken in dangerous doses. Even the safest medications also carry certain risks.
"Experts want to point out that it is imperative for patients to choose a medication that provides more good than harm. They should not solely rely on the information they get from the news or the internet. Instead, individuals are urged to seek advice from a qualified doctor," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
According to experts at the Arthritis Foundation, consumers are worried about side effects mainly because the risks associated with taking the drugs are not clear. For instance, they worry about experiencing a particular side effect, but they don't really know what it is or how likely it is to occur. Experts suggest that individuals should discuss all matters relating to their arthritic condition and side effects with their doctor.
Health professionals say it is important for patients to be very familiar with the drugs they are taking and the possible side effects. They warn that there are many side effects that are silent and almost unnoticeable. Gaining a better understanding and being able to discuss any concerns with a doctor can help minimize potential dangers.
While the risk for side effects is generally low, there are individuals whose bodies react negatively to pain relief drugs. For those who are prone to side effects, some experts recommend trying natural alternatives such as curcumin supplements. Curcumin is believed to naturally offer pain relief with a much lower risk of causing side effects (http://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI/).
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