Heart Failure and Over the Counter Medications
Heart failure is one of the most common reasons people over the age of 65 are admitted to the hospital. It is an abnormal condition in which the demands of the body cannot be met by the heart, meaning the pump has failed. This condition is characterized by shortness of breath upon movement and accumulation of fluid in the lungs and lower extremities.
New information reveals that many patients can make their heart failure worse by using over the counter medications such as Motrin, Advil, multivitamins, and supplements thought to be natural.
I am recommending that you talk with your family physician or heart doctor about all the pills that you take.
Your opinion matters.
Thaddeus J. Bell, MD
I am Dr. Thaddeus John Bell, closing the gap in health disparities for African Americans and the underserved.
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