In the past I’ve told you how, when you’ve had a few too many drinks and the next morning you pop a couple of paracetamol (acetaminophen — the active ingredient in many over-the-counter painkillers) to ease your hangover, you increase your risk of liver damage. This risk increases if you drink alcohol and take paracetamol […]
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Outside of doctors and other health care professionals, it appears that very few people would pass the test. Which is one of the key reasons why acetaminophen has become the number one cause of acute liver failure.
So who’s move is it? Will the medical authorities direct drug makers to do the right thing? Or will drug companies step up and set a uniform industry standard?
While we wait for them to finish this round of “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” we can start to protect ourselves.
Make sure you know the different ways that products indicate acetaminophen as an active ingredient — and make sure your family does too.
The next time you’re in a crowded space — at the supermarket filled with holiday shoppers, at a football game, in a busy restaurant — take a look around and consider this: One in every four people you see has a disease called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and most of them have no idea they have it because they have no symptoms.
In fact, most of them have probably never even heard of it.
What’s MOST disturbing, is that you might be included in that one-in-four.