Professor Herbert Kellner, Munich, one of the panellists at the BVDA awards said, "More than 50% of people over 65 have already developed OA and its prevalence is as high as 90% in people over 75. Thus OA is of enormous social and economic significance."Patients with OA suffer from chronic pain and joint stiffness. "NSAID's and COX II's are frequently used without critical evaluation", said Professor Martin Wehling, of The University of Heidelberg, a specialist in elderly patients with cardiovascular conditions. "However, this class of drugs is associated with a high risk." He estimated that every year more than 3,000 patients die from bleeding complications in Germany alone. Wehling said that he was acutely aware that many OA patients also have other health issues such as cardiovascular conditions and hence NSAIDs/COX II are contra indicated or must only be used with caution in patients. In addition, chronic NSAID use is associated with approximately 20 other severe side effects. FLEXISEQ now provides a more appropriate and safer solution for these patients. This enables sufferers to avoid drug to drug interactions with other medicines which they may need to take for other common diseases. FLEXISEQ does not contain any pharmacological ingredients but provides a physical rather than chemical based treatment for this painful and debilitating disease. This physical approach avoids many of the significant side effects of conventional chemical based treatments alluded to by Professor Wehling.
FLEXISEQ® Wins BVDA Innovation Of 2013 Award: Innovative New Treatment For The Symptoms Of Osteoarthritis
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