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  • According to the National Center for Health Statistics, roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, which is more than those affected by diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.
  • As a result, patients are turning to prescription narcotics to manage their pain, and according to Consumer Reports, prescriptions for painkillers have skyrocketed 300 percent in the last decade.
  • Virgil Stenberg of the Helen Foundation discusses the risks in taking prescription pain medication over other therapies like Microdose Therapy™.

Prescription pain medications such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin may make managing chronic pain symptoms tolerable, but these drugs can be just as addicting as heroin and may present serious, life-threatening side effects.

According to Consumer Reports, drugs with the narcotic hydrocodone are the most commonly prescribed medication in the United States today. Unfortunately, these drugs usually pose the highest threat. The medical industry has witnessed an increase in pain medication overdoses, resulting in nearly 46 deaths per day and roughly 17,000 deaths each year. These tragedies don’t just stem from individuals purposefully abusing the medication—the come from accidental overdoses as well.

If you’re taking any kind of prescription pain medication, be sure to look out for some of these dangerous side effects:

  • Gastrointestinal issues (i.e. nausea, constipation, diarrhea, stomach pains, etc.)
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Decreased control of bodily functions
  • Skin reactions
  • Dizziness, fatigue, brain fog
  • Cardiomyopathy

These are serious side effects that may occur from any prescription medication. If you’re experiencing any of these, talk to your doctor right away. Then consider making the switch to Microdose Therapy™. Although there is risk involved with any kind of medication you take, Microdose Therapy™ has been incredibly successful in helping individuals with certain inflammatory, chronic pain conditions manage their pain.

Microdose Therapy™ is a unique therapy that uses 100% natural, bio-identical cortisol tablets to replace missing cortisol in the body. These cortisol tablets aim to reduce inflammation and pain in those suffering from various chronic inflammatory diseases. Patients using Microdose Therapy™ are taught to take the cortisol tablets under the supervision of a physician and only when needed to minimize adverse effects. The term “microdose” means “a small amount as needed,” so patients can remain in control of their treatment without becoming addicted to it. Call the Helen Foundation today to discuss Microdose Therapy™ with a Helen Foundation representative. Or visit the “Science” section to learn more about how Microdose Therapy™ works!

Dr. Virgil Stenberg of Helen Foundation developed Microdose Therapy™ to help those suffering from various inflammatory diseases and debilitating conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Stenberg has helped thousands of patients reduce their pain, swelling, fatigue and immobility with Microdose Therapy™. For more information on Microdose Therapy™, or to schedule a consultation, please call 877-322-3685 or visit our “Contact Us” page. We look forward to hearing from you!

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.