The Risks Of Ibuprofen For Endurance Runners

The Risks Of Ibuprofen For Endurance Runners

Runners that take ibuprofen before, during or after a long run are at an increased risk for kidney injury because ibuprofen decreases blood flow. Endurance runners are often dehydrated while running–especially a few hours into an ultramarathon, which is when NSAID use tends to begin. “Studies show that for most people, this acute kidney injury is usually resolved within a day or two after the race,” Lipman said in the study. “However, numbers of runners have ended up being hospitalized from renal failure.” To this point, the study mentions a 40-year-old Boulder Colorado Ironman triathlete who died from kidney failure three days after finishing his race.

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