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Why is baby aspirin recommended for people with heart problems?

Why is baby aspirin recommended for people with heart problems?

Prevents clots: When cholesterol forms in the wall of an artery, it makes the lining of the artery more likely to break open. When it opens, the body responds by trying to heal the opening with a blood clot which initially forms with platelets. If this clot closes off the entire artery, it causes a heart attack. Aspirin and other antiplatelet medications keep the clot from blocking all the blood flow. ...Read more

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Dr. Irv Loh
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I have anxiety and an ongoing fear of heart problems. Can I just start taking baby aspirin?

I have anxiety and an ongoing fear of heart problems.  Can I just start taking baby aspirin?

See MD first: These may be symptoms of an anxiety disorder or a medical disorder. You should consult with your family doctor. There are some people who should not take Aspirin products, so i wouldn't take a baby Aspirin without consulting with your doctor first. ...Read more

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My family history in general have heart problems. They want me to take a baby aspirin but refuse is this bad? I do take fermented cod liver oil 1 gram

My family history in general have heart problems. They want me to take a baby aspirin but refuse is this bad? I do take fermented cod liver oil 1 gram

You're only 24?: There has never been a study that has shown benefit in men or women in your age range who take aspirin for primary prevention. Unless there's more in your history that has not been revealed, I would agree with you. (what makes you think fermented cod liver oil is beneficial and has no potential for harm?) ...Read more

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Blood clots in past and heart problems.Should I take aspirin?

Location: Where were your clots? If you had a clot in a vein or in your heart, Aspirin isn't effective. A more potent anticoagulant is necessary. You shouldn't take both usually. If you've had an arterial clot: coronary artery, bypass graft, or stroke, Aspirin is indicated - if you're not bleeding and not at high risk of bleeding. Also, be aware that Aspirin can cause cause stomach upset and GI bleeding. ...Read more

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Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) instead of aspirin to prevent heart problems?

Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) instead of aspirin to prevent heart problems?

No: No, tylenol (acetaminophen) is antipyretic( fever reducer) and pain reliever and that's about it. It does nothing for cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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How does baby aspirin help your heart if you are in your 30's or 40's?

How does baby aspirin help your heart if you are in your 30's or 40's?

Depends: Assuming you tolerate low dose Aspirin and have had no event or multiple risk factors, epidemiologic data would suggest that men may benefit in their 40s, women in their 50s, for the anti-platelet protective effect on anti-atherothrombotic plaque conversion from stable to vulnerable lesions. If, however, you've already had an event (secondary prevention), then Aspirin is useful at any age. ...Read more

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How can baby aspirin help the heart?

See below: The use of baby Aspirin has been suggested as it decreases platelet function. This means that clots cannot form as easily, specifically in the coronary arteries. It is not something a 34 year old should be trying unless suggested by a physician. ...Read more

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My cousins heart races. And she takes a baby aspirin. My heart has been racing every day during ovulation. I took a baby aspirin today. Will it help?

My cousins heart races. And she takes a baby aspirin. My heart has been racing every day during ovulation. I took a baby aspirin today. Will it help?

Palpitations: aspirin is of no therapeutic benefit for palpitations. I would recommend you have an evaluation to determine the cause of your symptoms, as that would dictate appropriate treatment. Cutting back on caffeine and alcohol and over the counter cold remedies with phenylephrine may stop the problem, so try that first. ...Read more

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Dr. William Shaffer
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Baby Aspirin (Definition)

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Low Dose Aspirin (Definition)

Aspirin is a pain reliever and mild blood thinning agent. If started in early pregnancy has shown a slight reduction in ...Read more