Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports a recent study that shows how common medications are responsible for triggering allergic reactions.
According to a recent medical report published in the Journal of Allergy, certain common medications are also responsible for triggering allergic reactions, resulting in a hyperactive immune system that may potentially result in further health damage. The report explained that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are generally used for the treatment of symptoms such as inflammation, headache, and pain, have the capacity to stimulate the immune system. Major examples of NSAIDs include aspirin, acetaminophen, and ketoprofen, which are all considered over-the-counter medications.
The study involved the participation of patients who have been positively diagnosed with allergies against these NSAIDs. These patients showed the common signs of allergic reactions, including skin damage in the form of skin rashes and difficulty in breathing. Blood samples were drawn from these patients and tested for specific cell components of the immune system. Any information of these blood tests was used in drawing up conclusions on the extent of damage that the NSAIDs may have caused to the body.
The results of the study showed that two types of cells of the immune system, namely the basophils and monocytes, were significantly high among the study participants. In addition, a specific protein marker on the cells of the immune system, CD63, was also observed to be at high levels in the blood. These observations suggested that the presence of NSAIDs in the bodies of these patients activated the immune system to produce cells that would combat the medications, in the hope of preventing further allergic reactions in the body. However, continuous intake of NSAIDs for inflammation and/or pain may also result in damage to health, mainly by pushing the immune system to overwork.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “The recent medical report has shown that it is also possible to develop allergic from common drugs such as aspirin and acetaminophen. Constant hypersensitivity reactions to NSAIDs may inflict damage to the body by continuously activating cells to prevent the further generation of immune responses.”
It may also be quite distressing to know that the use of common medications such as NSAIDs for a simple headache may not be so helpful to some people because of the potential health damage that may result. CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang commented saying, “It is thus best to consult a physician or healthcare practitioner for alternative drugs that may be used for inflammation and pain and at the same time, to avoid the complications of health damage due to drug allergies.”
(SOURCE: “Journal of Allergy”, Comparison of CD63 Upregulation Induced by NSAIDs on Basophils and Monocytes in Patients with NSAID Hypersensitivity, June 2012)
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