Tylenol Risks, Toxicity, and Natural Alternatives

Tylenol Risks, Toxicity, and Natural Alternatives:

Under normal circumstances and in the absence of medical conditions, handling modest amounts of Tylenol won’t be an issue. The place where Tylenol becomes a problem is when you have an underlying, or intermittent medical condition involving the liver.

There are more deaths worldwide from Tylenol use, Tylenol abuse, or Tylenol mishap, than any other drug. That includes alcohol, cigarettes, heroin, cocaine, etc.Tylenol is extraordinarily dangerous.

In other words, if you were a heavy drinker and you had an alcohol load on the liver, then Tylenol would be a problem. If you have hepatitis, you’ll see a hepatitis-Tylenol interaction. If you have autoimmune hepatitis, then you’ll see a Tylenol-autoimmune hepatitis interaction.

But if you are otherwise just arthritic with an ulcer, Tylenol should be fine. But you never want to take it in excess of about 3500 milligrams. 4,000 milligrams is really the threshold where you start seeing problems in otherwise normal people. Everything in moderation.

There are other options, though. Naturally occurring anti-inflammatories and pain killers exist. There are three in particular that are effective for arthritic pain.

Bromelain is wonderful as an anti-inflammatory and painkiller. You take it at night, and it has got to be taken on an empty stomach. It has little to no affect on ulcurs.

MSM, methylsulfonylmethane,is a great medication for arthritis. This stuff works beautifully trans-dermally. We have one called Kink-Ease, which goes to work in moments. Or you can use the capsules, or you can take both.

Turmeric, or curcumin, functions as a wonderful anti-inflammatory and painkiller.

Bromelain, MSM, and Turmeric, are all natural, do no harm to the liver, and can be taken by themselves, or simultaneously, without creating harmful interactions or major health concerns.
These types of anti-inflammatories for pain are effective and preferable to chronic Tylenol use, for many reasons.

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David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM was born in Washington, DC, and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology. Medical School was completed at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, followed by Internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Klein has been practicing medicine since 1983, concentrating in Pain Medicine, Minimally Invasive Medicine and Surgery, and Neuroendocrinology. Earning Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Dr. Klein was elected Fellow in the American College of Anesthesiology, and he was elected Fellow in the American College of Pain Medicine. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, School of Medicine. He has focused his private practice on treating patients with hormone imbalance issues, nutritional deficiency related medical problems as well as pain related issues and impairment. With a highly-complex, CLIA licensed laboratory in-house, he has been able to provide rapid-turn around analysis efficiently and cost-effectively. Lecturing extensively nationally as well as internationally, Dr. Klein has authored many articles on topics relating to pain, injury and nutritionally modulated illness. His radio show, “Pain Free Living,” received top ratings during the 6 years it was on the air. Currently practicing in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Klein practices entirely in the office setting.