Heart disorder and its failure is part and parcel of common life. What are the causes of the disease? There are so many reasons for it. Among them, the use of common medicine or lifesaving drugs is also responsible for it.
What is a heart disorder or heart failure?
The work of your heart does not stop, but it does not pump blood as it should do. The result of it is of short breath, feeling weak, and the victim will have swollen legs and feet along with other symptoms.
Drugs are dedicated to curing a particular disease and sometimes affects badly to the other organs, and affecting the performance of heart is one of them. Those medicines affect likewise-
• They increase toxic elements which are bad for the heart
• Affect the strength of the muscle contractions of heart
• Increase the blood pressure
• Prevent the effect of the medication dedicated to curing heart disorders
• Let’s go deep into it
People are taking some medicines for heart disorder; they have to take average 6.8 prescription medicines a day. But, could you think what the after effect of taking so many drugs is? The drug-drug interaction will be prominent. This will put your heart at stake.
These drugs enhance the risk of heart failure or related issues.
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs(NSAIDs)
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are highly harmful to your heart. More than 70 million prescriptions are full of these NSAIDs that boost the failure of hearts. This enhances the salt and water in the body and reduces the performance of diuretic drugs often used for reducing blood pressure.
Your body releases metformin through your kidneys when you are a diabetic patient. Therefore, if you do should not choose these medications if your kidney is not in sound condition. Some medicine groups (Thiazolidinediones) cause weight gain and fluid retention and gradually tends people to heart diseases.
Medicine for reducing blood pressure
Calcium channel blockers worsen the fluid in the tissues of your body. The central agonists like clonidine or moxonidine change the way your body releases hormones. As a result, the heart failure issues increases.
Other drugs that affect your heart must are-
•Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors
The effect of over the counter drugs (OTC)
How many of us think much about taking OTC for the stuffy nose or for a bad headache? But, you may not ever think of its bad effect causing heart failure. If you already have issues on your heart, it will obviously be increased.
Any drug that you buy from OTC, or with a prescription, the worse effect of it will remain the same. If misused, it is sure the victim will visit the hospital as soon as possible.
The medicine is taken for relieving pain often contains sodium that enhances the blood pressure and worsens the heart failure.
The long-term use of nasal decongestant drugs also increases the possibility of heart failure.
If some OTC medications are essential for you for a particular reason, you must consult the physician prior to taking it.
Taking food supplement
You do not know what the container of the natural supplement contains and whether the package contains the same what it mentions. On the other hand, there are some artificial vitamins that are much harmful to the human body if they are taken excessively. The vitamins taken from natural food and supplement are not the same thing. Taking more than 400 IU of vitamin E can be harmful to your body.
Therefore, you should better consult your physician before taking it. It is better to depend on the least medicine to keep your heart well-pumping!
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