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Generic Name: IBUPROFEN - ORAL Pronounced: (eye-byou-PRO-fen) Advil Migraine Oral Uses
Ibuprofen is used to relieve pain from various conditions
such as headache, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, or arthritis. It
is also used to reduce fever and to relieve minor aches and pain due to the
common cold or flu. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
It works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that
cause inflammation. This effect helps to decrease swelling, pain, or
If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis,
ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to
treat your pain. See also Warning section.
Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used
the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also,
products with similar names may contain different ingredients meant for
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We know that exercise somehow reduces our risk of heart disease , the most common complication of diabetes . But we really haven’t known how. Now for the first time a new study offers an explanation of how it works. The study, “Aerobic Exercise Attenuates Inductible TNF Production in Humans” will appear in a forthcoming issue of The Journal of Applied Physiology . The lead author, Richard Sloan, professor of behavioral medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, kindly sent me a pre-print of the article. Just the abstract is available online. That’s a terribly technical title. Exercise done with oxygen – referring to the use of oxygen in a muscle’s energy-generating process – is aerobic. Many types of exercise are aerobic. Generally, we do aerobic exercise at a low to moderate level of intensity for quite a while. For example, when we run at a moderate pace it is aerobic, but sprinting isn’t. But in this study Dr. Sloan and his associa...
Acute inflammation is the body's natural response to tissue damage. Its purpose is to defend the body against harmful substances, dispose of dead or dying tissue and to promote the renewal of normal tissue. Therefore, inflammation is normal if we are ill from a virus or bacterial infection or we injure ourselves.
However, chronic inflammation is different. Chronic inflammation is involved in many autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and even some cancers. Mounting evidence is now showing that chronic inflammation is also likely part of the Alzheimer’s puzzle.
In 2010, Karl Herrup, the chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University, wrote that he believes "...three key steps…are needed for an individual to progress …to the full spectrum of Alzheimer’s clinical symptoms: an initiating injury that is probably vascular in nature; an inflammatory response that is both chronic and unique to...
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