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Our doctors are trained to deliver the best medical care possible for each and every patient. The problem is that we are trained to deliver much less. It’s one thing to say you want to get better, you can achieve that through your doctor’s care, but when it comes to actual results, much less is better.
It’s quite possible that health care is one of those things where we are simply told to do more, but its quite another thing to actually see it in practice. In many instances, we are told to do things that don’t work, or at least not well, but we never see them in action. One of the many reasons I’m so sick and tired of seeing “excellent results” in the medical field is because we are rarely given the opportunity to see such results.
Many of the people who have made the effort to do the research wouldnt be doing this for a long time, but that doesnt mean its not worth it. By simply asking the right questions, we can learn about the best practices that can save lives. For example, many of the doctors Ive seen are afraid of pain and are only going to treat it if they think they’ll be able to prevent it in the first place.
You know that painkiller called Advil? The stuff that makes you want to sleep on the couch with a blanket? Well its called Tylenol and its great for you. You can get it from your local pharmacy and even get a small bottle for your dog, but thats a bit overkill. Ive had my dogs Tylenol for a while now and they love it.
I know about the painkillers and other things that could help you here too. But before you head out there and get all that stuff, you need to make sure the doctors have your back. You need to be as sure as you can be that the doctors are really competent and up to the task as well.
Tylenol is an analgesic and helps you sleep. The other things you can get are aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen. The latter two are good for sore throats and are also better for your skin than the former, but both of those things are probably overkill for pain.
These things are all good, but one of the best aids to pain is a strong painkiller. The problem with these pills is that they can cause more damage to your liver than good medicine. Most of the time the liver is your body’s first line of defence against disease. If you take this much strong painkiller, you are likely to lose your liver.
The good news is that you now have a prescription to take your painkillers! The bad news is that you now have to decide what kind of painkillers to take. With the exception of acetaminophen (Tylenol), all painkillers have a very short half-life. This means that after a few weeks of taking a prescription-strength painkiller, your liver is likely to begin to fail.
Since the liver is the body’s first line of defence against disease, the best way to ensure that you can take enough painkillers is to only take those with a half-life longer than a few weeks. The short half-life of these painkillers is another reason why you might want to switch to generic drugs.
Generic painkillers are available in a few different types, but the three most common brands are: Aspirin, Aleve, and Percocet. Aspirin is the prescription painkiller that’s generally recommended for mild to moderate pain. Aleve is another prescription painkiller that’s also generally recommended for mild to moderate pain.