Arthritis medications increases the risk of heart disease
The relationship between osteoarthritis (a type of arthritis) and heart diseases has also been reported earlier. Scientists have now claimed that a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain in arthritis increases this risk further.
The study is published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology. This included 7,743 arthritis sufferers and 23,229 healthy people. It found that the risk of heart diseases increases by 23 percent in people with arthritis.
The risk of stroke also goes on in such people. Scientists said that the risk of heart diseases was found to be higher in patients with arthritis who consume NSAIDs. This is important information in terms of understanding the relationship between arthritis and heart diseases.
Those using this medicine should take extra precautions.According to scientists, the risk of heart failure in the patients of osteoarthritis was found to be 42 percent more than the use of this medicine. Also, it can be at risk of 17 percent ischemic heart disease and 14 percent stroke.
Scientists said that during the study, the risk of heart disorders was also seen in 41 percent people. The senior author of this study, Aslam Anees, said that this is the first study to study the role of SSAID in the relationship between osteoarthritis and heart disease.
Study results suggest that osteoarthritis is a major factor for heart diseases. Anees said that SSAID is a common drug used by osteoarthritis patients to reduce pain. But patients should avoid using SSAID.