Posts Tagged ‘COPD’

An assessment of data out of Nottingham, England from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey tracking 13,500 U.S. adults has determined frequent use of acetaminophen can lead to higher risk of asthma and COPD.  COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a potentially fatal progressive obstructive lung disease. (have you been warned by your doctor?)

Acetaminophen, which is most widely known by the brand name Tylenol, can cause these complications to lung health when used daily or regularly (6 to 29 times per month). As a result of this research, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are now associated with decreased lung functioning.

And, yes, these results were published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. So, you can share this news with your family doctor and know that this information is well-grounded in the medical literature.



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