According to a new study published in t he medical journal, Rheumatology , taking two teaspoons (10g) of cod liver oil a day reduced the need for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by as much as 30%. NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, have been around for decades and are commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis to provide arthritis pain relief. However, long-term NSAID use has long been associated with gastrointestinal problems and other side effects. Cod liver oil contains omega-3 fatty acids , whose anti-inflammatory properties have been talked about a lot in recent press and new diet programs. Several studies in the past few years have indicated that the omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish and other foods help fight inflammation. Cod liver oil is also high in vitamins A and D. In this small study, 97 patients who took NSAIDs to treat arthritis were analyzed for 9 months. The patients were divided about in half into a group takin...
in The Daily Mail highlighted a study conducted by the
University of Tampere in Finland that suggests that men who take
daily doses of pain medications, including ibuprofen, are at a
higher risk of erectile dysfunction.
Urologist Dr. David Knowles comments on the study and tells us
what this research can reveal about the causes of erectile
Dr. David Knowles:
There is a new study out of University of Tampere in Finland
that came to the conclusion that Aspirin and other
anti-inflammatory medications are related to erectile dysfunction
(ED). This has made some people come to the assumption that these
medications may cause ED. This is NOT the case. This study was not
designed to determine a cause and effect. They simply collected
data to see if there were any associations. They found an
association between people who take these medications and ED. If
you think about this it makes great sense. The two most common
reasons to take aspirin and other anti-inflam...
All drugs come with benefits and possible side effects or adverse events. For anyone suffering joint pain from osteoarthritis, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs are often used to reduce pain from inflammation and improve function. But since osteoarthritis is a chronic condition, that can mean taking these medications for a very long time. And that increases the risk of problems or complications. One way around this is with the use of topical (lotions or gels applied to the skin) NSAID formulations. The results of this study show that one topical NSAID in particular may be helpful for those people who have mild to moderate knee arthritis. Diclofenac in a topical form was compared with oral diclofenac and with a placebo (pretend) topical solution. Over 700 patients with bilateral knee osteoarthritis were included in the study. Bilateral means both knees were affected. The diagnosis was confirmed with X-rays. They were divided into five groups. One group received treatment with topical d...
You should knowAnswers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.