Benefits of Painkillers
The advantages of taking painkillers far outweigh any side effects according to recent studies. Since their invention, ASA painkillers have become increasingly popular. However, studies now show that these painkillers have far greater benefits than initially alleged. Read on and find out some of the benefits of taking painkillers.
1. Lowers risk of heart disease
According to recent studies, ASA painkillers may act as a substitute to traditional painkillers given to patients who have higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. On the other hand, researchers suggest that certain painkillers may be useful for people at risk of cancer by preventing the growth of cancerous cells. In one study, patients with colon cancer showed significant improvement after taking ASA painkillers.
2. Alleviates muscle pain
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes prolonged pain in connective tissues. Other symptoms of this dreaded condition include depression, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, Raynaud’s phenomenon, and other digestive-related complications. While there are no treatments for fibromyalgia, painkillers can help ease the symptoms.
3. Prevents asthma
Women’s Health study suggests that use of aspirin in small doses may help prevent the onset of asthma and other respirator-related diseases. In one study, a group of people given aspirin showed significant improvement after few days, while those on placebo developed respiratory-related complications.
4. Lowers high blood pressure
Health care providers recommend use of aspirin to avert the onset of pre-eclampsia, high blood pressure common in expectant women, who have increased risk of this condition. Additionally, aspirin also reduce the chance of cataracts.
5. Anticoagulant effects
There is evidence that heparin and aspirin can help treat problems related to miscarriage. However, studies are still ongoing to determine whether these theories are factual.
As a precaution, it is always advisable to consult a doctor when the pain persists to avert increased risk of potential health complications.