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what are the effects of caffeine and aspirin on avid runners?

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 39 years experience
Aspirin side effects: Caffeine shouldn't have significant adverse effects beyond insomnia if taken within a few hours of try to sleep. Aspirin when used intermittently in adults also shouldn't be a problem. When used chronically it can put you at increased risk for bleeding and high doses can be toxic. Follow the package labeling to be safe.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Do I have to stop drinking caffeine in pregnancy?

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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: It is recommended to limit the amount of daily caffeine intake to 200 mg, or, the rough equivalent to a 10 ounce cup of coffee.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Can aspirin help my clots or prevent clots from happening?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes and no: Aspirin won, t dissolve clots that you already have, but there is some evidence it may play some small role in preventing them from increasing, though that is really what Heparin or Coumadin (warfarin) do.Asa has a role in preventing platelets from sticking together. If there is an irregularity in the lining of a vessel the body will think there is a cut and form a clot and occlude the vessel. Asa prevents it.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I know that aspirin should be avoided by people with vascular eds. Are there other drugs t avoid?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Anticoagulants: Vascular ehlers-danlos is a difficult disease to manage. Any of the medications that suppress platelet function, and the anticoagulants generally, need to be avoided. However, of the common over-the-counter medicines, aspirin's by far the most powerful anti-clotting agent; before you receive any other medicine that could make you bleed, your physician would discuss risk-benefit with you.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Should people with hemophilia avoid aspirin?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 23 years experience
Yes: Hemophilia predisposes to bleeding due to lack of blood clotting factor. Asprin and nsaids such as Motrin can increase bleeding risk and should be avoided. It is best to consult your treating doctor for your unique situation.
A 25-year-old member asked:

Does caffeine affect blood pressure?

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Dr. Steve Krager
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Pediatrics 7 years experience
Yes: Caffeine can raise blood pressure by up to 10 points in people who don't have caffeine very often. This will lower back to normal when the effects of caffeine wear off. This temporary rise in blood pressure is worse in people who already have high blood pressure. If one consumes caffeine on a regular basis, it may raise blood pressure by a small amount over the long term.

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