Aspirin is one of the most popular medicines. According to some data, up to 50 million packages of this drug are sold annually all over the world. Currently, some researchers have come to the sad conclusion - "Aspirin", the benefits of which have not been questioned, can have a harmful effect on the human body.
The harmful effects of "Aspirin" on the body
Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is produced in different forms, in Russia it is most common in the form of tablets. In medicine, the agent has been used since the end of the 19th century. The popularity of this drug is due to the fact that it was considered effective in certain situations and at the same time absolutely safe for the human body. In particular, acetylsalicylic acid has analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and antiplatelet effects. Subsequently, it turned out that this drug is deadly for children under 12 years old, has a harmful effect on older children, as well as on adults.
In the United States, a group of researchers published a report, it claims that as a result of the uncontrolled use of Aspirin in this country, more than 16 thousand people die every year. In Russia, employees of the State Center for the Study of Side Effects of Medicines have recorded cases of severe complications after taking this drug. In the human body, salicylic acid is formed as a result of the breakdown of aspirin, it enters the bloodstream for a long time and can cause intoxication. A large number of people have been found to be hypersensitive to Aspirin. Even small doses of this remedy cause negative symptoms: headache, drowsiness, ringing in the ears, lethargy and others.
In large doses, "Aspirin" can disrupt the functions of internal organs, cause severe intoxication, provoke life-threatening internal bleeding.
Should I take Aspirin?
Doctors all over the world prescribe acetylsalicylic acid only for existing heart disease; there is no longer any question of using this drug as a prophylactic agent. Recent studies have shown that the risk of developing internal bleeding due to improper use of "Aspirin" is much greater than the risk of a heart attack or bowel cancer, which should protect the drug taken as a prophylaxis.
"Aspirin" is categorically contraindicated in patients with hemophilia, women suffering from menstrual irregularities with large blood loss.
The following recommendations are considered the official position today. In small doses, "Aspirin" can be taken if the patient has had a previous heart attack, he has angina pectoris, high blood pressure, and if the patient is at risk of bowel cancer. Only in extreme cases, you can drink "Aspirin" for people with gastritis, gastrointestinal ulcer, allergies, asthma, high blood pressure, chronic diseases of internal organs (liver, kidneys).