Pain Killers and Women’s Hearing Problems
A little bit of back ache is all it takes for people to pop in a pain killer. Pain killers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol which are very commonly found and used by people can be in fact dangerous. It is especially very a threat for women! [Read: Treatment of Hearing Loss in Adults]
A study conducted on more than 62,000 women show that taking the drugs just twice a week increases the risk of hearing loss by up to 13% then on using ibuprofen six times a week the possibility of a hearing problem increases to 24%. Then those taking in paracetamol up to five times a week, are prone to hearing problems 21%.
However, the same effect was not found when taken aspirin. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the damage caused is permanent or not. A national study done in the US on 116,430 female registered nurses female registered nurses have reported more than 10,000 cases of hearing loss.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Sep 17, 2012
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