Don't turn blu with ibu-profen
Project by Max Warren
What is ibuprofen supposed to be used for?
How is it abused?
In what way does ibuprofen affect the brain?
Our body has pain sensing cells called nociceptors all throughout. These cells send signals to the brain and that is what affects the brain. However ibuprofen does not affect the interpretation, it affects the nociceptors.
It lowers their sensitivity threshold by blocking the production of prostaglandins from damaged cells which raises the sensitivity of the nociceptors. It blocks this by acting as an inhibitor.
The body is a different manner. Prolonged use of ibuprofen can lead to adverse side effects in any patient.
These can include:
- Damage to stomach
- Damage to intestines
- Internal bleeding
- Cardiac issues
- Kidney damage
- Liver damage