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Given the recent findings about naproxen and cox 2 inhibitors, is ginger a safe alternative for pain? What are any heart risks?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Ginger

Ginger is effective for nausea - it has no beneficial or harmful effects on the heart and no activity in relieving pain.
Here is what the National Institutes of Health has to say about ginger: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ginger To treat arthritis, short acting NSAIDs are a reasonable trade-off. Use ibuprofen in the smallest dose that helps you. What benefit is there of living to 100 but miserable?

In brief: Ginger

Ginger is effective for nausea - it has no beneficial or harmful effects on the heart and no activity in relieving pain.
Here is what the National Institutes of Health has to say about ginger: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ginger To treat arthritis, short acting NSAIDs are a reasonable trade-off. Use ibuprofen in the smallest dose that helps you. What benefit is there of living to 100 but miserable?
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