Tag Archives: Pain

14 Medications Pain Doctors Avoid—and You Should Too

Opioids Irra/Shutterstock “The misuse of opioids—codeine, oxycodone, fentanyl, hydromorphone, and morphine, to name a few—has resulted in the taking of approximately 115 American lives every day, quadrupling since 1999. Not only do opioid medications have addictive potential, but they also have significant side effects, such as drowsiness, depressed cognitive function, constipation, suppressed sexual drive, and… Read More »

Best supplements for arthritis: Treat arthritis pain with these natural supplements

Arthritis is a common condition causing pain, inflammation and stiffness to the joints. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis – which affects around nine million people in the UK – and rheumatoid arthritis. There is no direct cure for the condition, but certain foods and supplements with anti-inflammatory properties can help improve… Read More »

Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

A study finds that certain pain relievers may promote Clostridium difficile infection. The results may help improve the management of the condition and its symptoms. Clostridium difficile infection is relatively common and can be serious. Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health… Read More »