Re: Aspirin imparing healing?
I don't know a lot about the statistics but I would agree that Americans are among the unhealthiest. We have the resources to receive treatment for many different diseases to extend our lives but at the same time we do so many things that cause us to get sick in the first place. I read recently that Americans are the most obese in the world. Causing major health problems. We have unhealthy diets and think that modern medicine will save us when we get sick because we did not take care of ourselves in the first place. It's amazing to think about how much we have at our resources for knowledge about how to be healthy but we so many people eat so much fast food and junk food and don't even realize how bad it is for them. Then all of the sudden people start to wake up and try to sue fast food chains because they have health problems because they are obese and having health problems. Anyway I could go on but this was about Aspirin.
I just know that when I quit taking Aspirin for two days I had withdrawl symptoms. I had pains in my leg that were really bad and I had not experienced before. It was like a charlie horse. I resisted the urge to take more aspirin mainly because I wanted to really know how bad off I was by not masking the pain for a certain amount of time.
Here is another thought. Say Aspirin does not impair healing. It masks the pain so then we push ourselves harder and exercise harder because we do not feel the pain. Do not feel what is really going on in our muscles, discs, ligiments. Then we could end up causing more damage then we realize.
They tell people who are injured not to drink alcohol because it thins the blood and would impair healing. Since Aspirin thins the blood wouldn't it impair healing also?