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Health Update

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Courtesy of Russell Van Hemert DC

Ibuprofen has significant side effects ranging from nausea to fertility problems. Many use it for lower back pain but safer approaches, such as chiropractic care, should be considered first. 

TUESDAY Jan. 9, 2018 -- Taking the common painkiller ibuprofen has been linked in a small study with a condition affecting male fertility problems.

Male fertility is dropping around the world and the researchers wanted to see if ibuprofen might be contributing to this.


Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug sold without a prescription for short-term treatment of pain, inflammation from injuries, and fever. Health professionals may recommend longer-term use.

It is known to increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke if taken regularly in high doses for a long time.

It has already been linked with fertility problems in women taking the drug.

Common brands of ibuprofen include Advil and Motrin.


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