Aspirin is one of the most popular medicines in the world and according to some reports, up to 50 million packages of aspirin are sold every year. This drug is available in different forms, but the most common form of aspirin – is the form of tablets, in other countries it is sold both as a powder and suppository. For medical use, aspirin became available more than a hundred years ago. At the end of the 19th century, acetylsalicylic acid under the brand name “aspirin” appeared on sale and began its victorious procession around the world. The popularity of this drug was due to the fact, that until recently it was considered absolutely safe for people and at the same time quite effective in some situations. In particular, acetylsalicylic acid has antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antiaggregant effects. Since this drug is still widely used to this day, it will be interesting to study information on the topic: Is aspirin useful or harmful to human health?
Unfortunately, a number of researchers have come to a disappointing conclusion – aspirin, whose benefit has not been previously questioned, is by no means as safe and quite capable of causing harm to human health. Moreover, this drug is lethally dangerous for children, it can not be given to a child under 12 years of age, and even at an older age, it is recommended to give up aspirin. Aspirin should be taken with extreme caution to people suffering from gastritis, peptic ulcer, asthma, allergies, chronic diseases of the internal organs (kidneys, liver) and high blood pressure. This drug is contraindicated to patients with hemophilia, women suffering from a large loss of blood during menstrual irregularities. Not so long time ago, it was recommended to take aspirin for prophylactic purposes, it was believed that the benefits of using aspirin are obvious: it is protection against bowel cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and only when the health damage from frequent use of this medicine was discovered, doctors sounded the alarm.
The official position of physicians to date, can be considered recommendations, not to take aspirin in small doses in the absence of heart disease. However, the debate on this issue continues to be hot, usually the common rules for regular intake of aspirin are the following:
- The patient had a heart attack previously, he suffers from increased blood pressure, he has angina pectoris;
- The observed is in risk group of developing bowel cancer (an excess of the general statistical level is 2.5 times).
Finally, let us cite below the debunking of some of the myths associated with aspirin:
- If the tooth hurts, it is necessary to put a pill of aspirin on it and the pain will pass. Such advice can bring not so much benefit as much harm, as aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid, and, therefore, can cause a burn of the mucous membrane of the mouth.
- Aspirin exists for more than a century, so it is of plant origin. Aspirin, sold in pharmacies, is a chemical product and the technology of its production is rather complicated.
- To raise the potency, you can take a couple of aspirin tablets. This drug does not directly affect the erectile function, but with certain types of vascular impotence it can be used to dilute blood and improve blood flow.
Does aspirin affect a man’s sexual power?
Studies have shown, that the frequent use of aspirin can lead to sexual dysfunction in middle-aged men. Scientists conducted a study in which 1000 men took part. The participants were monitored after taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin. It turned out, that after taking such medicines, problems with potency began to appear in 93 participants of the experiment. According to experts, frequent intake of aspirin and other drugs from this group increases the risk of impotence in men twice. Although, as follows from the description of observations, problems with potency arose only in 10% of examined persons, but, probably, this must be taken into account.