Is there a flawless medical therapy: a “wonder-drug” devoid of adverse effects, or a procedure without complications?
“I have had Atrial-fib off and on for 10 years now.I absolutely think Coumadin is terrible,the side effects read worse than the symptoms of Atrial-fib.There can be hemmoragic strokes from use of it, sometimes the pro-time readings do not correlate,i would feel like i am playing Russian roulette because Physcians say you need it all the while ignoring what might happen.Being a Christian, i trust the Lord and i cannot see Him endorsing rat poison being put in the bodies He created!I wonder how many doctors would use this “stuff”.I am not meaning to sound presumptious by stating the above, i just simply do not trust it!!!”
Sure, it is better not to take pharmacologic agents or to require surgery, but using the same logic, one could also say it is better not to have disease. Then no treatment would be needed, like in twenty-nine year old bike racers.
“God wouldn’t want one to take coumadin?”
Maybe so, but isn’t it also true that God made researchers who publish data such as this…
The orange block highlights the fact that when warfarin thins the blood appropriately, like Goldilocks: not too thin, not too thick, just right (INR between 2.0-3.0) the risk of intracranial bleeding is not increased.
It seems to me, God has a lot on her plate lately. There are oil spills, wars, famine, injustice and the like. My guess is she has delegated a bunch of well meaning, highly educated doctors to provide advice on specific medical therapies.
Don’t want drugs or surgery, it is simple, just don’t get any ailments.
Or, one can just live with the disease, like the caveman did.