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


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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