These “Heart Pills” Can Increase Heart Disease Risk by 80%

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They’re a fast and dirty “solution” to your inflammation problems. And you can find them just about anywhere—even gas stations. But there’s a problem. Besides the dangers we already know about.

New research shows they can raise atrial fibrillation (AF) risk by 80% in seniors.1 And talk about scary…

AF is the most common form of irregular heartbeat. It causes fast, chaotic electrical signals to shoot through the upper-chambers of your heart. AF leads to blood pooling in your atria. This means it isn’t reaching the lower chambers. The result is a heart divided: The upper part doesn’t know what the lower part is doing.

If you’re lucky, you may experience some chest pain. But it can also cause heart failure and stroke. To make matters worse, you may not ever notice the symptoms. You could even be stuck with AF for life if your heartbeat doesn’t respond to intervention.2

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time we’ve told you how dangerous these drugs are to your heart. If you have a history of heart problems, these may raise your risk of death by 55%. But now Dutch researchers have discovered that even if you haven’t had a heart event in the past, you’re still at risk.

Not only that, but you don’t need to even be currently taking one of these drugs to be in danger. Within 30 days of use, your chances of developing AF could be 84% higher than someone who never takes one. Researchers found that it doesn’t matter what your blood pressure or cholesterol charts say. It doesn’t even matter if you smoke or not.

You might be relying on them every day…like 30 million other Americans. Or maybe you only use them once in a while. Whatever the case, one thing is certain: These pills can put your heart—and your life—in serious danger.

Of course, we’re talking about NSAIDs. And if you’re a Health Watch reader, it shouldn’t surprise you.

Most people with arthritis become slaves to these anti-inflammatory drugs. Yet few people realize the damage NSAIDs are doing to their body in the process. They just want the pain relief. And who can blame them?

But NSAIDs come with deadly side effects…and they’re not even one of the best ways to prevent arthritis pain.

Don’t rely on NSAIDs to protect your heart…or for pain relief. They can do way more harm than good. The right foods can help cut heart disease risk by up to 60%. Some can start defending your heart in just 30 days. You can also turn to natural anti-inflammatories like ginger and krill oil in place of toxic NSAIDs.

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