Dr Oz Exposes Truth About Ibuprofen
Many Americans feel the need to pop a few ibuprofen when they feel pain. Anything from a sore muscle to a tooth ache gets dealt with with a pill. But did you think when you are popping the pills that they might have some nasty side effects? One of those could be hearing loss.
A new study found that ibuprofen and acetaminophen could increase your risk for losing your hearing up to 21%. That’s pretty significant. About 62,000 women took part in the study where half got one pill and half got another. Those that took the pills about twice a week say a 12% chance of hearing loss. Those that took it up to five times a week saw a 21% chance increase.
Dr Oz: Hearing Loss Due To Pain Relievers
Dr Oz talked to Alexis, who had been taking ibuprofen twice a week, sometimes more. She said that after hearing these results, she would think twice before popping a pill. Bonnie, also in the audience, said she take ibuprofen daily. She’s been turning her television up louder lately, and it’s not likely it’s a placebo effect. Bonnie’s daughter said her mom can’t hear her when she’s calling from the next room.
Dr Oz: Pain Relievers Do Damages to Kidneys & Ears
Dr Sharon Curham told Dr Oz that pain relievers do damage to your kidneys and ears. The part of the ear that picks up sound and sends it to the brain is called the cochlea. The cochlea is surrounded by molecules and when pain relievers are taken those molecules are stripped away. The cochlea is exposed and loud noises damage the unprotected organ.
Dr Oz Symptoms of Hearing Loss
Another researcher on this study, Dr Craig Kasper, said that it’s impossible to stop this hearing loss. The symptoms are the following:
- Loss of clarity
- Can’t hear from one room to another room
- Difficulty hearing is a group setting
- Turning up the TV constantly
- Trouble hearing on the phone
- Ears are ringing
The recommendation on ibuprofen says not to take more than 10 pills a day. Dr Curham said that it’s best to avoid the pain reliever all together. Hold up, but what about my back injury from sledding last year? I need a way to cut that pain.