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5 surprising facts about painkillers

Ritam Dutta
24 Aug 2016
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5 surprising facts about painkillers

In today’s world, almost all of us have a tendency to have painkillers to reduce the extreme amount of pain, isn’t it? Well, now the question is: are painkillers safe?

With the advent of modern medicine, our life is changed immensely; there is a pill or some sort of medication available for every small ailment that we suffer from. Painkillers are also one of the most commonly taken pills, as they can provide a fast, but temporary relief from body pain, by reducing inflammation.

Have you ever thought about daily absorption of painkillers, whether the painkillers have any side-effects or not? Then you must know that painkillers do come with a lot of side-effects having lethal power of damaging your immune system.

So, even though painkillers are largely prescribed by doctors, they are not entirely safe. So, what happens when you take painkillers?

Well, listed below are a few surprising facts about painkillers that you never knew about, have a look.

Fact - 1

Painkillers are temporary solutions to your pain, as they reduce inflammation and provide temporary relief, so you must take treatment in order to cure your pain-inducing ailment permanently.

Fact - 2

Daily absorption of painkillers can lead to dependency problems, in which the person may develop an addiction to the painkillers.

Fact - 3

Painkillers are not safe to be taken regularly, especially if you or your ancestors have a history of substance abuse problems, as there is a higher chance of developing a dependency.

Fact - 4

One of the side-effects that many people do not associate with painkillers is constipation. Painkillers can dehydrate your body, leading to constipation.

Fact - 5

Painkillers are entirely unsafe to take, even if they have crossed just a couple of days past the expiry date, as they contain some strong chemicals which could turn lethal after the expiry date.

Authored By Ritam Dutta

Ritam Dutta is an official partner of "Day On My Plate". He is an entrepreneur in mind and passionate blogger by heart. Moreover, he is also an academician, author, public speaker, investor, and internet personality.


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