Liver Health: Don’t Overmedicate Your Pain

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each week, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
Liver Health: Don’t Overmedicate Your Pain

Several over-the counter and prescription pain medications have well-known liver damaging side effects when used chronically. All of these medications are metabolized by the liver, increasing its metabolic burden and, with excessive use, they may cause the liver harm. As with any other condition, prevention of pain always is preferable to treatment. Controlled exercise, improved posture, chiropractic adjustments and stress reduction, as well as a good night’s sleep, can help decrease the need for pain-relieving medications. In addition, a slow-down in the pace of life can help prevent minor accidents with their annoying consequences.

Next Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging topic:
Liver Health: Stop Smoking!


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