Your entire body is made up of cells, which make up the tissues in your body, which a make up your organs. Your organs allow for your body to function and are responsible for various body processes that are necessary for living. Sometimes, however, your cells undergo uncontrolled growth and begin to spread rapidly into other tissues. This is known as cancer. Cancer can manifest itself anywhere in the body and can spread to other regions of the body, too.
As one of the leading causes of death worldwide, there is a substantial amount of energy from the medical and research community used towards treatment, diagnosis, and finding a “cure”. However, our current biomedical approach to health care fails to address the power preventative measures can have, and it focuses on treatment. But wouldn’t it be better to never have the health complication in the first place? In fact, the most recent findings highlight that aspirin may have an effect on cancer prevention for certain types.
Breakthrough research findings
Despite medications and home remedies, aspirin has taken a definite role in the elimination of almost all types of cancer. Evident through the results of those individuals who took aspirin for minimum 6 years have seen 19 percent of decline in rectum and colon cancers. According to another study, it is revealed that people who take aspirin daily are less prone to cancer.
More research findings discovered the association of cancer and aspirin in more than 1.5 hundred thousand people. People who were examined belonged to the medical field and included nurses, fellowship students, and health personnel. Amazingly, the database was more than 30 years old.
Rectum and colon cancers
Individuals who took aspirin for 6 years have 19% less probability to get cancer. In such cases, these people actually took aspirin two times in seven days. There were some of them who took more than two aspirins in the course of a week.
In this type of cancer, 15% of decline was noticed. Again, individuals who took aspirin two or three times in a week nonstop experienced more solid results. Gastrointestinal tract cancer is not too easy to work on.
Breast, prostate and lung cancer
In this point, we get to see that there are no ostensible results of aspirin in lungs, prostate or breast cancers. Lung cancer is not really cured by aspirin’s regular dosage.
Amazingly, the effect of aspirin in the region of GI is far more than any other sort of cancer.
Colorectal cancer in older adults
Old people can prevent between 8 and 17 percent of colorectal cancer. However, more chances are seen in people who are above 50 years of age.
Aspirin side effects
Naturally, there are risk factors and side effects of aspirin too that need to be considered. Those are:
- Internal bleeding in the body
- Heart attacks
- Black stools with blood
- Blood in vomit or cough
- Nausea, vomiting, tummy ache
- High temperature which lasts for almost 3-4 days2
- Heartburn and acidity causing ulcers
- Headaches and drowsiness
The list is not all encompassing, and there are definitely many side detrimental effects aspirin can have on your body.
Sourced from: Time
Featured Image Source: Thinkstock/ DimaSobkoPosted on November 20, 2017