A Celebrex Prescription Can Improve Quality Of Life With Those With Chronic Pain Conditions
A Celebrex prescription may be provided to patients suffering from chronic pain disorders such as arthritis, osteoarthritis and even painful menstrual cramps. Celebrex belongs to the NSAID ( Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drug) category of medications which work to reduce swelling, thereby alleviating pain for individuals suffering from conditions in which inflammation occurs.
Talk extensively with your doctor if considering a Celebrex prescription as there are certain cardiovascular risks associated with its use, especially in those patients with a family history, risk factors or predisposition to heart problems. This risk of heart attack or stroke increases greatly while on a Celebrex prescription and therefore should be avoided by individuals with congestive heart failure, heart disease, high blood pressure or lifestyle risks such as cigarette smoking, drug use and frequent alcohol use. If a Celebrex prescription is given to high risk patients, certain precautions should be taken, such as regular checkups by a doctor, taking the lowest effective dosage and making certain lifestyle changes, such as a heart healthy diet and regular exercise.
Although associated with a greater cardiovascular risk, Celebrex has been proven to lessen the chance of gastrointestinal problems, such as stomach ulcers, associated with most of the other NSAID medications. Those patients suffering from chronic pain conditions who have been unable to tolerate other medications due to gastrointestinal distress can often safely take Celebrex and improve activity level, mobility and overall quality of life. In fact, a Celebrex prescription is often given to individuals afflicted with familial adenomatous polyposis to reduce the amount and size of rectal and colon polyps.
A Celebrex prescription is generally given on a long term basis to individuals suffering from chronic conditions who need regular ongoing care. Celebrex is not effective as a short term pain reliever and should only be taken when its benefits outweigh the risks associated with the medication.
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