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help please! is aspirin good for you or bad for you?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Both: Low doses of asa provide antiplatelet benefits in reducing the risk for blood clotting which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Higher doses can cause GI problems including ulcers and bleeds Aspirin is not used very much anymore as a primary treatment for arthritis.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It depends: Aspirin is very good for heart attack prevention. It is also an antiinflammatory. The problem is that the incidence of stomach problems including severe bleeding is high with aspirin. Since other antiinflammatories tend to be more gentle on the stomach we usually prescribe those instead. Aspirin thins blood more so than other anti-inflammatories as well. Discuss options with your physician.
Answered on Oct 16, 2015

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