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A 48-year-old member asked:

would an aspirin regimine for a woman with heart disease and high blood pressure a good idea?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Yes: However, check with your doctor before starting low dose asa.
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Yes: Aspirin reduces the risk of stroke and heart attacks in patients that already have coronary artery in a daily dose of 81mg/day if no contraindications for it. As a primary prevention the data is controversial and equivocal.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Does having celiac disease make a woman more prone to sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy?

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Do not think so : I am not aware of any connection between celiac disease, which primarily involves gluten intolerance and causes diarrhea, and sciatica. Sciatica is usually caused by edema around this nerve or pinching of the nerve.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How do I know whether the pain i'm having is a heart burn or something more serious like angina or coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Andrew Freeman
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It's difficult: Depending on the nature of the pain, additional testing such as a stress test could be useful to help figure out where your chest pain is coming from.
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See your cardiologist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel)?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Take with food: Do not take the medicine on an empty stomach and it sometimes is helpful to take medicines such as antacids that are used to treat gastritis. Many people can take Plavix (clopidogrel) without problems. Some of the medications can interfere with the action of the Plavix (clopidogrel) so consult your physician.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I take lisinopril for high blood pressure and ibuprofen for arthritis. Is this combo safe?

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Family Medicine 45 years experience
No: Not a wise combination. Can decrease the efficacy of Lisinopril and increase the incidence of kidney toxicity.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it better to take daily aspirin or daily ibuprofen to relieve pain?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Aspirin: My personal opinion is aspirin. Still have to worry about stomach upset and ulcers. Getting positive cardiac effects plus pain relief.

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