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Is it good to take aspirin if you have high cholesterol?

Is it good to take aspirin if you have high cholesterol?

Apples ; Oranges: Aspirin promoted for ?$ to inhibit platelets ; ?clots; which can narrow/block arteries after plaque rupture; but also ?es bleeding, esp small intestine+stomach. Cholesterol made by every cell, promoted for ?$ as way to guess at LDL particle concentrations driving atherosclerosis in artery walls; but does not correlate well with actual ldl. Neither reflect actual plaque quantity or plaque rupture. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way ...Read more


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Is taking baby aspirin twice a week useful for 42 yr old male with slightly high cholesterol or it's not enough?

Is taking baby aspirin twice a week useful for 42 yr old male with slightly high cholesterol or it's not enough?

Discuss with doctor: Aspirin offers benefits and dangerous side effects. For a thorough discussion of the topic see http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/dr-oz-and-asprin-is-he-being.Html. Aspirin isn't for everyone and high cholesterol alone may not be an indication to take it. Other factors such as family history of heart attacks and strokes, high blood pressure, obesity, etc. Must weigh in so speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take green tea while taking low dose aspirin to treat high cholesterol?

Can I take green tea while taking low dose aspirin to treat high cholesterol?

Yes & see doctor: The two are not likely to have adverse interaction. However, depending on how high your cholesterol is and what other risk factors may be there, you may need more than green tea. Please consult your doctor, . ...Read more

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Is it OK to take vicodin and a baby aspirin a day 81mg as a preventative? Does 81mg aspirin help with high cholesterol?

Is it OK to take vicodin and a baby aspirin a day 81mg as a preventative? Does 81mg aspirin help with high cholesterol?

Not vicodin: Vicodin is hydrocodone and is a dangerous opiate painkiller. Lawfully you cannot even have it without a physician's close supervision, and if you use it casually, you'll end up enslaved to its subtle addictive powers. Aspirin is worthless as a means of managing cholesterol though in some people it counters atherosclerosis by other mechanisms. Your physician is your guide. ...Read more

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My mom is 72 yrs old, has history of hypertension and high cholesterol. She has been taking baby aspirin, but she's been bruising. Can she stop?

Aspirin: This is really something that should be discussed with her primary care doctor who recommended the baby asa since there might be an appropriate reason to continue this with hypertension and high cholesterol. Bruising is unsightly but not dangerous. ...Read more

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My father has high cholesterol and essential thrombocytosis (myloprolifitive disorder) his hs, CRP elevated at 4.5. Pravastatin & aspirin good treatm?

These sound: like usual treatment for the conditions you describe. But a lot depends on his actual platelet count and cholesterol profile. Sounds like he has a doctor already, so I would follow the doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Can someone with essential thrombocytosis and high cholesterol. Take omega 3 fish oil and baby aspirin together?

Can someone with essential thrombocytosis and high cholesterol. Take omega 3 fish oil and baby aspirin together?

Fish oil + aspirin: Use caution: both Aspirin and fish oils have antiplatelet (anti-clotting) effect and both together may have an additive effect increasing the risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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Is asprien daily good if I have high cholesterol ?

Is asprien daily good if I have high cholesterol ?

Primary prevention: You didn't mention your ct heart results. If you have evidence for early cad, then asa may be helpful. Any medication, even asa has risks. Check with your doc about your situation. ...Read more

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I am 34 years old, 365 pds, i take niacin, red yeast rice and fish oil, for high cholesterol, hbp at what age should I consider a asprian regimen?

I am 34 years old, 365 pds, i take niacin, red yeast rice and fish oil, for high cholesterol, hbp  at what age should I consider a asprian regimen?

Probably 50: Because of your age, your risk is still on the low side, so instead of starting aspirin, you should do your best to lose weight. I know I am not offering groundbreaking news to you, but often we discount the most important thing that we can do and look for the esoteric. A 34 year old non-diabetic, does not need to be on aspirin, you need to lose weight, no matter what length you'd have to go to. ...Read more

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