• Consumer Health: Is your arthritis pain medication hurting you?

a smiling older woman holding up a knitting project, against a wall of yarn and craft suppliesArthritis pain medications: Know the risks
Mild to moderate arthritis pain may be relieved with a combination of self-care measures and lifestyle changes. If you rely on over-the-counter pain relievers to help manage your arthritis pain, though, it's important to know the potential side effects. These include stomach bleeding; liver and kidney damage; and increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. Learn more from Dr. April Chang-Miller, a Mayo Clinic rheumatologist.


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