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Take Baby Aspirin
Not necessarily: Your LDL (bad cholesterol) goal is based on your cardiac risk factors. So, a level of 150 may be fine if you are a healthy 21 year old marathon runner but too high if you've already had a heart attack. Baby Aspirin has different risks/benefits based on your age, gender, and health status. For women older than 50, the benefit may outweigh the risks to prevent stroke, but check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If you have had a serious anaphylactic allergic reaction to aspirin, you should avoid all aspirin. This type of allergic reaction involves hypotension, severe respiratory distress, swelling of the larynx, and usually requires intubation and epinephrine. If you had a minor rash or stomach upset with aspirin, you could try the low-dose baby Aspirin dose, with food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take baby aspirin for headache? Baby aspirin has less side effects than regular strength. The smaller the dose = the less side effects
Probably: It depends on the indication, of course. Stents, especially drug eluting stents ("medicated" stents) which are one of the major indications for plavix, (clopidogrel) require dual anti-platelet therapy, thus Aspirin is routinely given with Plavix (clopidogrel) and Plavix (clopidogrel) alone is inadequate and risky. ...Read more
85 yrs old Mild left half headache,4days comes & goes throb some time.Is it serious?Father had stroke.Take baby aspirin Caduet daily.
Could be: There are many possible explanations for a mild left-sided headache, some of which are trivial and some of which can be serious. If you have any other symptoms such as dizziness, visual symptoms, difficulty with speech or balance you should see your doctor as soon as possible. Sometimes a localized headache can come before you develop shingles there. ...Read more
My wife takes baby aspirin prophylactically (no known clotting disorder), and eats a lot of kale. Anything she should be concerned about?
No: If she tolerates the aspirin without side effects (such as abdominal pain), then little cause for concern. Many physicians recommend this practice. Kale is packed with good nutrition and a healthy choice. Side note: eating kale (vit K) with warfarin is ok too, as long as it is ingested at a consistent amount such that INR levels remain predictable on a given warfarin dosing regimen. ...Read more
Yes: A baby aspirin, 81mg, will likely not harm your pregnancy and could possibly help. It seems that you need additional information other than solely positive for ana. Make sure to get that additional testing from your doctor. I wouldn't take the Aspirin based on my advice, though, you need to be under a doctor's care who knows your background and can appropriately treat you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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