2. Overuse of NSAIDs
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs include indomethacin and aspirin. These medications are often prescribed to individuals to help reduce inflammation, for arthritis, and to protect the health of the heart. However, one of the problems with NSAIDs is that while they can help with some ailments, they may cause further complications in the body, especially in the gastrointestinal area. Some of the gastrointestinal complications caused by NSAIDs include erosions and ulcers.
Recent research has shown that overusing these medications can cause intestinal mucosal injuries. In fact, endoscopic exams have shown that the damage caused by NSAIDs in the small intestines is quite high. If you suffer from arthritis or health disease and are prescribed an NSAID for relief, make sure that you are only taking the amount that is prescribed. It is also important to try to reduce the amount of these medications that you are taking.