These agents have been associated with increased blood clotting, increased blood pressure, worsening kidney function and retention of salt and water. Whether these changes increase the risks of heart attack, heart failure and stroke remains uncertain.
But many experts believe that those with a history of preexisting cardiovascular disease probably face the greatest risk with NSAIDs.
some of these medications (ibuprofen and naproxen) may interfere with the action of aspirin, reducing its ability to discourage clot formation. If you are a heart patient and you suffer from joint or muscle pain, we advise that you try other strategies — physical therapy, weight loss, heat and cold therapy — before taking NSAIDs. If these don’t work, try acetaminophen (Tylenol).
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If you're a heart patient, please, maybe try chinese medication or something (like natural pain killer), something safer for you alright. I know some pain are really bad, and you rather have the risk..
After reading this, I probably would not reduce my intake of pain killers. But I will now know the risk and consequence. When I run out of them, I would seek more natural pills :)