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Low Dose Aspirin: What You Need to Know

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Aspirin a common drug to relieve minor pains headaches and fevers sometimes it’s used as an anti-inflammatory and also a blood thinner but could this drug do more low doses of aspirin have been recommended for individuals who have a history of stroke or heart attack but according to harvard people who have no prior heart conditions will yield little benefit from

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Notification bell this way you’ll get updated on our future uploads it would also be helpful to give this video a like and share it with your friends there’s a lot to find out about the pros and cons of administering low-dose aspirin especially when it comes to heart attacks so what are we waiting for let’s begin aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid is a non-steroidal

Anti-inflammatory drug that is effective in relieving pain and fever it’s often used to treat mild to severe discomfort or to relieve the swollen red and painful tissues of the body aspirin is also effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis and even rheumatic fever due to its blood thinning properties it is also used to prevent blood clots heart attacks strokes

And certain types of cancer while some studies have found that aspirin can lower the risk of heart attacks experts still recommend that clinicians observe caution when prescribing aspirin as a preventative measure because it can increase the risk of bleeding and damage to the stomach according to studies low-dose aspirin sometimes called baby aspirin prevent heart

Attacks and strokes in people who are at a high risk of having them likewise if you have had a prior stroke or a heart attack your doctor may recommend that you take a low dose aspirin every day to help prevent you from having another one if you are pregnant your doctor may advise you to take low-dose aspirin in the event that you have a high chance of developing

High blood pressure you have underlying medical issues or if you’ve experienced any miscarriages in your previous pregnancies low-dose aspirin is available in the form of tablets such as water-soluble tablets that dissolve in a glass of water or enteric coated tablets to help protect your stomach from bleeding unlike other aspirins that are available over the

Counter low-dose aspirin is only accessible with a prescription a low-dose aspirin therapy is occasionally used to treat children who have had heart surgery or who have an uncommon ailment known as kawasaki disease the use of low-dose aspirin in children should be limited to instances in which the doctor has prescribed it in contrast to aspirin for pain relief

Using low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes is not the same as taking aspirin for pain prevention from what we can see aspirin has several uses some good and some bad but what benefit does low-dose aspirin really offer for people who have no history of a heart attack short answer very little according to harvard health publishing taking low-dose

Aspirin to prevent a heart attack when you’re 60 years or older may only do more harm than good this information is based on research data which showed that for the vast majority of people without heart disease the risk from taking low-dose aspirin outweighs any potential heart protective benefits the recommendations are outlined issued by the united states

Preventive services task force in october 2021 even though aspirin can help prevent blood clots that can lead to a heart attack or stroke the medication can also cause significant bleeding in the gastrointestinal system and the brain these guidelines are not actually new to the majority of cardiologists in the field in 2019 the american heart association and

The american college of cardiology announced guidelines that were identical to the previous ones emphasizing that aspirin provides no benefit for the majority of people who do not have a history of heart disease but for the majority of patients with heart disease taking a daily low-dose aspirin is still a good idea so what are the side effects of taking low-dose

Aspirin before we continue what do you think of the information we’ve provided so far let us know in the comments below next up is side effects low-dose aspirin like other medications may have side effects but not everyone experiences them as a matter of fact one in every 100 people may experience side effects don’t panic yet here are some things you can do to

Ease these mild indigestion mild indigestion happens when you take an aspirin on an empty stomach to prevent this from happening take your aspirin with your meals if the indigestion still does not go away it might be an indication that the aspirin has created a stomach ulcer if this is the case you should consult your doctor and they may prescribe medication to

Treat your ulcer or switch you to a different drug bleeding more than usual because aspirin helps to stop your blood from clotting it may make you bleed more easily for example you may get nosebleeds and bruise more rapidly and if you cut yourself the blood may take longer than usual to stop from oozing so be cautious while using objects that can cause an injury

Or a cut wear gloves when you work with sharp tools like scissors knives and gardening equipment it may also be helpful to trim your beard using an electric razor rather than a standard one also when flossing your teeth try to just use the wax floss if you experience any irregular bleeding while using aspirin please make sure to seek medical attention although

It is more rare some individuals experience more severe side effects than others some people may cough up blood or have blood in their urine feces or vomit the whites of their eyes may turn yellow otherwise known as jaundiced some people even notice their urine getting darker which may indicate liver issues others also experience sore hands and feet which might be

An indication of high uric acid in the blood if you experience any of the side effects mentioned call your emergency hotline immediately other serious side effects include stomach ulcers aspirin may also cause ulcers in your stomach or gut particularly if you use it for a long period of time or in significant dosages your doctor may warn you not to take aspirin if

You have a stomach ulcer or if you’ve had one in the past if you’re in danger of acquiring a stomach ulcer and you need a painkiller take paracetamol as it is less harmful on your stomach than aspirin serious allergic response in rare cases some people experience an allergic reaction to aspirin which can result in a life-threatening emergency known as anaphylaxis

Its telltale signs include developing itchy red swollen rashes wheezing difficulty talking or breathing as well as the swelling of your mouth and tongue when this happens seek medical attention immediately so what if you need to take aspirin but cannot take aspirin here’s some news there are alternatives instead of low-dose aspirin you may be able to take another

Medication that helps prevent blood clots such as clop dog roll to treat your condition these medications like aspirin work by preventing blood clots from forming and decreasing the likelihood of heart attack and stroke in patients who are at high risk of developing them what drugs should you not take with low-dose aspirin taken together with paracetamol low-dose

Aspirin is completely safe however you should not combine aspirin with other pain relievers such as ibuprofen or naproxen without first consulting your doctor aspirin ibuprofen and naproxen are all members of the same class of medications known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs taking aspirin with ibuprofen or naproxen at the same time may raise your risk

Of experiencing unpleasant side effects such as nausea and stomach discomfort there are also a variety of holistic and herbal treatments that may not be compatible with low-dose aspirin these treatments have the potential to alter the way that the aspirin performs as well as increase your chances of experiencing negative side effects some herbal medicine such as

Turmeric have the potential to increase your risk of bruising and bleeding aspirin surely has several uses but it sure has its pros and cons if you’re a healthy individual who isn’t at risk of having a heart attack or stroke anytime soon we suggest that you refrain from taking low-dose aspirin on a daily basis because it will likely do more harm than good if you

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