Soluble painkillers linked to stroke

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Soluble painkillers have been linked to an increased risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack.

If someone you care for or you yourself regularly take soluble pain killers, Beware !

Studies have shown have shown that soluble painkillers contain sodium (salt) and could potentially increase the risk of suffering a cardiovascular incident by as much as one fifth.

This is because soluble painkillers can easily push increase your salt intake to over the recommended guideline of 6g per day.

High salt levels cause high blood pressure which may lead to a stroke or heart attack said the author of the study, Dr Jacob George. If you would like some ideas on how you can reduce your salt levels or that of someone elderly you care for please use this link to visit action on salt

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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