Ibuprofen: when it is better not to take it because it will not solve anything

Is very rescued. Whether it's because your head hurts, your back is sore, or you think you're about to incubate something, ibuprofen It is always there, in the drawer where we store the medicines, to help you. In the end, statistics ensure that 52% of Spaniards self-medicate, that is, half the population. With all the benefits that it brings us to take a simple pill, sometimes it is not recommended.

'Reader's Digest' has compiled all the situations in which it is not the best idea soothe pains with ibuprofen. Maybe you do not know them, so read on to prevent rather than cure, and never better.

Heart disease

You've probably already read somewhere that Aspirin in low doses can help prevent a heart attack, although it has recently been shown that administering it in healthy people increases the risk of heart attack or 11% stroke. Anyway, it's a platelet antiaggregant, so it is assumed that "reeduca" the accumulation of blood.

52% of the Spanish population self-medicates, but sometimes they believe that ibuprofen and aspirin are interchangeable, which can harm them

But, as it happens to some people, you may think that both medications are interchangeable and If you do not have aspirin, you can take ibuprofen. Is not true. In fact, a 2017 study of 'British Medical Journal' found that taking it frequently to fight these diseases could increase the risk of heart attack by 75%. If you are taking medication for blood pressure, be careful.

You are combining

The mixtures are usually never the best the ideas. If you are taking other anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications, which prevent the blood from clotting (usually prescribed to people at high risk of stroke, such as those who have suffered a pulmonary embolism, a stroke, or a heart attack), think twice before taking ibuprofen. The combination could significantly increase the risk of hemorrhagic complications.

Gastric problems?

You will know very well that the intake of many medications can reverberate unfavorably in your stomach. Maybe you have suffered it once. Ibuprofen, for example, not only irritates the lining of the stomach and intestines, but can also irritate reduce the flow of blood in the area. If you have frequent gut pains, it is best to talk with your doctor to recommend any other substitute.

You are pregnant

Recently it has been discovered that the intake of this medication could harm the fetus. Increases the risk of spontaneous abortion in early pregnancy and heart defects in the third trimester. Not only that, it could even compromise the future fertility of the baby, in case of being a female. It is also not a good idea during labor and delivery, since it could cause prolonged bleeding. Again, consult your doctor for look for a substitute, if necessary.

You have arthritis

For a long time, patients with arthritis they have taken ibuprofen to calm the pain, but now that its negative effects on the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular system are known, maybe you should think twice, especially if you have a history of stomach and heart problems.

In a study published in the 'European Heart Journal'in 2017 the effects on blood pressure were compared in patients with rheumatoid arthritis to those who were given ibuprofen, naproxen and celecoxib. According to the verdict, all were associated with an increased risk of hypertension, but ibuprofen had the worst impact.

And the alcohol?

How about taking a glass of wine, a beer or a cocktail? You are going to meet a friend but you have a horrible headache, so play an ibuprofen before the longed for mojito. Error, although we do not tell you anything new either.

If you are pregnant, be careful, ibuprofen may cause spontaneous abortion or even harm the future fertility of the baby

The combination of both will undoubtedly increase the chances of damaging your stomach. You should avoid alcohol if you get medication, as you may increase the risk of stomach ulcers or liver damage.

Are you going to train

It is true that some athletes take ibuprofen before a very long race, but that is, at best, silly, and at worst, something completely detrimental. With ibuprofen, which "silences" the pain, you probably do not know if you're trying too hard.

A study that collected 'BMJ' in 2017 with professional marathon runners He concluded that if they took an ibuprofen before running, they were 18% more likely to experience acute kidney injury than those who took a placebo. Extreme workouts affect the kidneys by drawing blood to the muscles during a prolonged period of time.