Global Administrator wrote:
I am NOT a doctor, and this unsophisticated Medical advice is worth precisely what you paid for it.
I have been reading reports for years there is a TON of upside, and negligible downside - mainly for folks who do not tolerate Aspirin in their internals, but that is not a large % I understand in low dose situations.
Global Administrator. Some additional information ( opinion) in relation to daily aspirin
"Daily Aspirin Increases The Risk Of Gastrointestinal Bleeding By 30%
A recent survey has shown that 50 per cent of over 65s take a daily aspirin to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke... And, about one-in-three middle aged people do the same.
That's appalling. It means that the brainwashing has worked and millions of people are putting their health at risk every day in return for scant protection from cardiac events.
If you know anyone that thinks daily aspirin therapy is harmless (especially your doctor!), you need to make sure they see this.
But here's the kicker: Also tell them they should NOT abruptly stop taking their aspirin. That might actually make matters worse.
I recently told you about the results of a study, which showed how diabetic subjects with a history of heart attack or stroke that took 325mg of aspirin daily, were 23 per cent less likely to have a second heart attack.
Now, keep that dose in mind โ 325 mg โ and then look at the latest study from St George's University of London.
The UK researchers examined nine studies that compared regular aspirin use to placebo in more than 100,000 subjects who had never had a heart attack or a stroke.
The first part of the results will warm the hearts of medical mainstreamers: Those who regularly used aspirin reduced their risk of any type of cardio event by 10 per cent, and reduced their risk of non-fatal heart attack by 20 per cent.
But the additional results will give the hearts of those mainstreamers a sudden chill: Regular aspirin use boosted the risk of serious gastrointestinal bleeding by 30 per cent.
The lead researcher said that, "We have been able to show quite convincingly that in people without a previous heart attack or stroke, regular use of aspirin may be more harmful than it is beneficial."
Now let's go back to that diabetic study where subjects took 325 mg per day, and I think we can safely say that the much higher dose, consumed daily over a long period, is almost certain disaster.
These findings will help SETTLE the confusion and move us closer to banishing the idea of aspirin as cardio therapy.
If there's any confusion, it's this: How do you safely pull back from aspirin therapy?
A few years ago, I told you about a study that reviewed hundreds of cases of coronary episodes. Researchers found that severe angina and fatal heart attacks appear to be prompted in some patients by the sudden halt of regular aspirin intake.
Patients with a history of heart disease were at particularly high risk, and those are the very patients who are most likely to begin aspirin therapy in the first place.
If you're taking daily low-dose aspirin, talk to your doctor about these studies before you wean yourself off this "wonder drug."