For those of you who follow our Facebook posts or blog you know we have been highlighting the safety concerns of ibuprofen and other OTC pain medications. Ibuprofen poses a significant risk to your liver and stomach and now your… testicles! New European research shows that ibuprofen doses typically taken by athletes is a significant hormone disrupter and can negatively effect testicles, fertility, and testosterone production.
“(CNN)Ibuprofen has a negative impact on the testicles of young men,” read more here.
The take home message is that chronic inflammation should not be ignored. There are many natural and safe ways to treat nagging pain while the root cause is investigated. But, it must be investigated! Pain is a signal that all is not well in the body. The inflammation that drives pain may be coming from the gut, liver, hormonal imbalances, food intolerances, immune disruption, etc. The root cause in your case will reveal itself with a proper medical history and functional lab testing.
Instead of increasing your risk of heart attach, stroke, liver damage, bleeding ulcers, and now testicular problems we recommend trying acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, Chinese herbs, curcumin, heat therapies, etc. So, please, if you have nagging pain recognize that your body is begging you to pay attention. Don’t mask the symptoms and put your health at risk. Call or email us and let’s start the process of a pain free 2018.
You can read more about the dangers of ibuprofen here.
Duncan Macdonald, L.Ac.