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Risk of Atrial Fibrillation May Increase if Using Painkillers

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Disability Help Group

According to a report from Medline Plus, the risk of atrial fibrillation may be increased with the use of painkillers. While you are being treated and recovering from a severe medical condition, you may be unable to continue working. During this time you may qualify for long-term disability benefits.

Atrial fibrillation is a heart rhythm disorder that can lead to heart failure, stroke, and death. This latest study raises concerns as to the types of medicine that can lead to cardiovascular problems.

Previous studies have shown that cox-2 inhibitors (newer anti-inflammatory medicines) and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines) increase the risk of atrial fibrillation. Now painkillers used to treat inflammation could also be a potential risk.

Researchers found that those who were new users had the strongest link, with a 40% increase in risk for NSAIDs and a 70% increase in risk for cox-2 inhibitors. Additionally, those who have rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease, or were older were also strongly linked to atrial fibrillation when taking cox-2 inhibitors.

When you have questions concerning qualification for disability benefits, then you should speak with an experienced Fort Lauderdale long-term disability representative. a representative can also help if your claim for disability benefits has been denied and you plan on appealing that decision.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve.

When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.