Given that your dentist may at some point offer you a prescription for an opioid painkiller after a procedure, there are some things you should keep in mind before heading to your local pharmacy.
I write a lot about cancer prevention and how adopting healthy lifestyle habits, such as eating a nutrient-dense diet and exercising regularly, may assist with this. I will revisit this with you as it pertains to pancreatic cancer, but after hearing about the death of Siegfried Fischbacher, I wanted to do some investigating to see if there is something new and perhaps widely unheard of about this type of cancer.
Research continues to suggest that medical marijuana and CBD are effective in treating chronic pain as well as a variety of other conditions. These include sleep disorders, anxiety, chemotherapy-induced nausea and even seizure disorders. But recent studies suggest that cannabis may actually have the exact opposite effect when it comes to surgical and other acute pain.
As access to opioids becomes stricter, and the cost of acquiring them increases, those looking to abuse these drugs, or avoid opioid withdrawal, have discovered that anti-diarrhea medications containing loperamide, such as the well-known brand Imodium, when taken in sufficiently high amounts, can do the trick. Adding to its attractiveness are that loperamide is inexpensive, readily available and is undetectable on routine drug tests.
A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 50 million Americans live with chronic pain. Pain is complicated, because it can be difficult to identify the source of it, treat it and live with it!
The mother in this article discusses her experience with having her teenage son’s wisdom teeth pulled. Before the procedure was even done, the dentist prescribed her son Percocet, an opioid.
The recent death of rapper Jarad Higgins, more commonly known by his rap name as Juice Wrld, is hard to digest in more ways than one. Not only because it’s incredibly tragic (he was just 21), but also because the way he died is very complicated and troubling.
Angela Kennecke is a news reporter who reported for years about the opioid epidemic in America. Unfortunately, she became directly affected by the very problem she had dedicated her career to informing people about. Kennecke’s daughter recently died due to a fentanyl overdose.
Pain management can be a daunting task. If you are a Tom Petty fan, you had to be saddened by his recent death in October, 2017 from his unsuccessful attempt at managing his pain with opioids. He was just 66-years-old.
If you’d like to see upfront-and-personal the face of the fastest-growing group of people at risk for opioid addiction and abuse, look in your bathroom mirror. While it may be comforting to believe that drug addiction affects mostly people who are “not like us,” the truth is a little different.
Maybe you’ve struggled with back pain from being sedentary, pulled muscles after heavy lifting or have had repeated surgery like Tiger Woods. Although athletes are known for their health, they’re no stranger to injuries or taking prescription painkillers to get through the next day’s demands.
Iconic singer and frontman of the famous rock bands Audioslave and Soundgarden Chris Cornell died this past Thursday day from what appears to be a suicide. He was 52-years-old.
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