is a comprehensive source of in-depth "peer-reviewed" alternative, nutritional, complimentary and preventive medical health solutions.
The site includes health solutions for many health conditions including back pain, depression, weight loss, anxiety, heart disease, fibromyalgia, diabetes, anxiety, obesity, allergies, high blood pressure and much more.
Home     What is Functional Medicine?     Free Articles     Functional Medicine Doctors     Contact Us     Featured Resources     Search     Member Area
Natural Health Newsletter
Sign up as a free Your Medical Detective member and receive a free instant download of our $32.95 "How to Quickly and Easily Understand Your Blood Tests" guide.

Also receive free email updates on natural health news. Your information is NEVER shared with anyone.

find certified functional medicine doctors

Get help now   see all

 About Us
About Dr. Grisanti
Advisory Board
What is Functional Medicine?
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Contact Us
Become a Member
Manage Your Membership
Ask the Doctors
Online Store
Featured Resources
Book Store
Functional Medicine Doctors
Member Downloads
Home | Free Articles | Take Tylenol at Your Own Risk

Take Tylenol at Your Own Risk
Printer-Friendly Format

Researchers found that regular use of the over-the-counter painkiller acetaminophen was linked to higher rates of , as well as reduced lung function.

Experiments involving animals suggested that acetaminophen might lower antioxidant activity in the lungs; however, whether such results translated to an effect on human respiratory disease was unknown. That was until ...

Researchers Evaluated Data

... from the Third National Health Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) from 1988-94.

Participants involved in the study were asked whether they had taken acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen during the previous month. Among the 13,492 participants:

  • Almost 7 percent had asthma.
  • Some 12 percent suffered from COPD.
  • Almost 3 percent were plagued with both.

    Of the group, 4.3 percent of the participants said they used acetaminophen on a daily basis, compared to 8.2 percent who used aspirin and 2.5 percent who used ibuprofen.

    Researchers concluded acetaminophen use was linked to asthma and COPD--its risk increased in relation to the dosage. And while lung function was also impaired by the daily use of acetaminophen, taking aspirin or ibuprofen was not linked with respiratory illness.

    American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine May 1, 2005;171:966-971

    Medical News Today May 3, 2005

    Before starting any self treatment Dr. Grisanti recommends that you consider consulting with a doctor trained in functional medicine. Visit to find doctors thoroughly trained in functional medicine

    Functional medicine embraces the totality of the regulatory functions of the body. It encompasses all of the biophysical, biochemical, enzymatic, endocrine, immunological, and bioenergetic regulatory capacities.

    Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.

    ·  100,000 Cases Filed Against Vioxx Company
    ·  Vitamin D and Medication Interaction Guide
    ·  The Most Important Letter You Will Read