Heavy or long-term use of certain analgesics, such as ibuprofen, naproxen and higher-dose aspirin, can cause chronic kidney disease known as chronic interstitial nephritis. The warning labels on over-the-counter analgesics tell you not to use these medicines for more than 10 days for pain and more than three days for fever. If you have pain and/or fever for a longer time, you should see your doctor. The doctor can check for possible medical problems and advise you about what medications you should take. If you have kidney disase, check with your doctor to be sure you can use analgesics safely.
Carlos E. Reyes, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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Can analgesics cause kidney damage?
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What does it mean if a doctor is board certified?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredA board-certified doctor has passed exams in a certain specialty, so it's evidence of skill. The American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes 24 areas of medical specialty, including anesthesiology, cardiology, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Most of these subgroups will refer you to physicians on their list in your area.
Does that mean you can simply pick one of these names and be assured of having the best doctor? No. But you can be assured that these doctors have passed muster with somebody else besides Aunt Frieda. Personally, I wouldn't go to a doctor who wasn't board certified, and it's one of the first several things I'll investigate when finding a doctor or specialist for my family members. Moreover, I'd prefer a doctor who's been board-certified in a specialty for at least three years.
To find out if a doctor you're seeing or considering is board certified, call The American Board of Medical Specialties at (800) 776-CERT or visit certifieddoctor.org.
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