Thursday, November 17, 2005

OTC pain pills/Kidney disease

"One major culprit is taking over-the-counter pain pills such as aspirin, Motrin, Advil or Tylenol, which can cause kidney damage. About 15 percent of the people on dialysis (an artificial blood-filtering process used to clean the blood of malfunctioning kidneys) are getting this treatment as a result of the damage that Tylenol and/or aspirin did to their kidneys. So, avoiding Tylenol and aspirin will be very important to preventing kidney disease."
[I don't remember where I copied this from]

1 comment:

R Ryan said...

Good thing we have 2 kidneys. If you ruin one with painkillers, you can always fall back on the other one! :-)

(better health through chemicals)