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Pain Killers and Women’s Hearing Problems

Pain Killers and Women’s Hearing Problems

Pain Killers and Womens Hearing ProblemsA little bit of back ache is all it takes for people to pop in a pain killer. Pain killers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol which are very commonly found and used by people can be in fact dangerous. It is especially very a threat for women! [Read: Treatment of Hearing Loss in Adults]

A study conducted on more than 62,000 women show that taking the drugs just twice a week increases the risk of hearing loss by up to 13% then on using ibuprofen six times a week the possibility of a hearing problem increases to 24%. Then those taking in paracetamol up to five times a week, are prone to hearing problems 21%.

However, the same effect was not found when taken aspirin. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the damage caused is permanent or not. A national study done in the US on 116,430 female registered nurses female registered nurses have reported more than 10,000 cases of hearing loss.


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Written by
Arka Roy Chowdhury
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamSep 17, 2012

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