New Castle University conducted a study that states that opioids should be used for sleep deprivation and preventing obesity. Opioids are commonly prescribed for issues such as back pain. However, research is stating that opioids can increase the risk of obesity and poor sleep. In addition, opioids are shown to be detrimental for cardio metabolic health. It is recommended that opioids should be prescribed for shorter periods to the potential health complications that can stem from long-term use.
- There is a strong link between commonly prescribed pain killers and obesity or hypertension.
- From the link between cardio metabolic health problems and chronic pain medications, it is well accepted that painkillers should be used for shorter time periods.
- There has been an increase in pain related prescriptions and in opiate overdoses adding concern to the association with health epidemics regarding usage of pain medications.
“We already know that opiates are dependency-forming but this study also found patients taking opiates have the worst health.”
Read more: https://health.spectator.co.uk/new-study-reveals-the-dangers-of-common-painkillers/
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