Painkillers Middle-aged men who regularly take the widely consumed pain killing tablets, acetaminophen, ibuprofen or aspirin may experience an elevated risk of developing high blood pressure, yet another study proves.

These three drugs are the most commonly used medications, especially in India. In fact, it is common knowledge that Aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding.

Here is what the report had to say, “It is recommended that individuals limit their use of these medications unless they are clearly indicated. If they have chronic symptoms requiring the use of these drugs, they should discuss alternative therapies with their health care providers.”

This particular study reveals that even these medications when taken regularly (more than 15 pills a week) can actually increase blood pressure, which may eventually lead to heart disease.

Two previous studies had suggested that analgesics might just be linked with an increased risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure. However, those studies have proven to be incomplete as they only involved women.