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Drugs & Inflammation

There are more drugs designed to fight inflammation in the human body than any other single category of drugs. NSAIDs are taken regularly by approximately 33 million Americans! Anti inflammatories stop or disrupt inflammation by suppressing or altering the chemical signals associated with the inflammatory response. This interrupts the natural healing process and can often lead to conditions of chronic inflammation.

Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are often used to stop inflammation, but they may not be strong enough or may have too many side effects. NSAIDs work by inhibiting production of prostaglandins, the chemicals in our bodies that enhance inflammatory effects Prostaglandins are also important to the normal functioning of a number of other processes
including digestion. Because of this, inhibition of prostaglandins by NSAIDs can cause indigestion and stomach and duodenal ulcers.

Corticosteroids are immunosuppressive. This means that they reduce the activity of your immune system. A healthy immune system helps defend your body against bacteria, viruses, and cancer.

Use of corticosteroids decreases the body’s helpful
immune activity, which can increase susceptibility
to infection and interfere with the healing process.

What about Antibiotics?

Antibiotics, he very drug prescribed to fight bacterial infections, also impair the body’s immune system. This paradoxical effect was first reported in 1950, but was dismissed because researchers could not confirm their findings. Then, in 1972 researchers at the Baylor school of medicine in Houston rediscovered that antibiotics can prevent white blood cells from attacking and destroying bacteria.

There is a wide range of natural herbs and vitamin supplements that can be taken to naturally combat many different diseases and conditions.

For example, for the natural treatment of diseases relating to your immune system and or chronic inflammation do some research on “Immunocal” a natural supplement with no side effects, that is available here Costa Rica. Ask us about Immunocal and if it’s right for you.