Why Ibuprofen has a disastrous effect on runners
The American athlete Phoebe Wright, double champion of the United States in the indoor 800 and the university championships (NCAA), has graduated in Pharmacy and one of the first things she has done, based on her extensive experience as a professional athlete and all the knowledge learned during his training, has been alert about the widespread use among Ibuprofen runners to 'treat' all kinds of ailments.
"Ibuprofen is not harmless. It is terrible for our stomach and our kidneys to take the habit of taking it every day, especially if we are doing a lot of exercise, "says Phoebe. In an article from a few years ago in the Stock Exchange of the Corridor alerted of the risks that this medicine has for our organism. At that time the intake of Ibuprofen was already shooting as normal among Spaniards and that habit has only increased over the years, as Wright warns. "If you have to take Ibuprofen to not feel pain, the best thing you can do for yourself is to stop, rest." Wright clarifies that an occasional shot (we understand two pills a month at most) is not harmful, but Many athletes take ibuprofen or naproxen to treat muscle pain or for any injury or before each race so as not to notice so much pain during the training.
Collateral effects that can be devastating
Athletes should know that ibuprofen, naproxen and other anti-inflammatory drugs such as Advil or Motrin are not benign and that many studies have linked them to heart attacks, strokes, kidney and gastrointestinal damage, even after short-term use. This investigation is not new, but Many athletes (and coaches) persist in the belief that regular use allows an athlete to train harder, Which is not true. In fact, a well-known study conducted in 2006 among participants in the ultramarathon 'Western States Endurance, one of the toughest on the planet, who took Ibuprofen before and during the race had small amounts of colonic bacteria in their blood. A New York Times article cited a 2015 Dutch study, which found that although exercise itself can cause an intestinal leak because the blood is diverted from the main organs to the muscles during exertion, the damage is minor and temporary. Unlike athletes who did not take ibuprofen, in whom the bowel cells returned to normal after exercise, in those who also took ibuprofen, the cells did not return to normal for several hours.