asterisk2a + pain + science   1

Stop being a wimp! Pain IS good for you | Mail Online
Pain starts activating bodies repair mechanisms. Study found.

This month, British scientists have discovered that the intense pain suffered during a heart attack may actually be helping to save people’s lives. Blocking it with powerful drugs may worsen the victim’s chances of survival, according to the investigators at Bristol University.

They have found that during a heart attack, pain signals from cardiac nerves help to attract stem cells from bone marrow to repair damage, and restore blood flow after a clot has starved the heart of oxygen-carrying blood. The investigations were first done on mice, and then with human patients.

... When we feel pain, it can also be a sign the body is doing what it can to fix the problem.

pain plays an important role in regulating the body’s inflammatory cycle.
unintended  consequences  research  study  medicine  health  health  science  heart  attack  evolution  pain 
april 2012 by asterisk2a

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: