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Can anyone say about the sideeffects of aspirin and is it advisable to take it as a daily supplement?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
17 doctors agree

In brief: Bleeding and ulcers

Aspirin can cause bleeding and can activate ulcers .
In high risk patients it can prevent heart attacks and strokes. So like everthing else in medicine it should be decided on by weighing risks verses benefits for the individual patient.

In brief: Bleeding and ulcers

Aspirin can cause bleeding and can activate ulcers .
In high risk patients it can prevent heart attacks and strokes. So like everthing else in medicine it should be decided on by weighing risks verses benefits for the individual patient.
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Agree with Dr. Pam's "tap". If you are taking Aspirin for the health benefit and risk reduction try the 81 mg formulation and always buy an EC(enteric coated) product...which should reduce the risks of Gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcer reemergence. As always ask you health care proveder for further advise.
Dr. Pam Yoder
I tap what I see as interesting questions and discussions. I am pleased to see an important one addressed by Dr Stern.
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your MD

Aspirin is a potent anticoagulant and can effect blood platelets causing bruising .
It may also be responsible for prolonged or heavier bleeding during surgery. For at risk patients there is a risk of hemorrhagic stroke. Some people may develop ringing in the ears while on aspirin. With there side effects if best to consult your md before taking it routinely.

In brief: Ask your MD

Aspirin is a potent anticoagulant and can effect blood platelets causing bruising .
It may also be responsible for prolonged or heavier bleeding during surgery. For at risk patients there is a risk of hemorrhagic stroke. Some people may develop ringing in the ears while on aspirin. With there side effects if best to consult your md before taking it routinely.
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Aspirin for ...?

* high risk for heart attack or stroke: if you've had heart attack, angina, stroke, transient ischemic attack [tia], blocked arteries, or 10-year risk of heart attack more than 10%.
You can figure out your 10-year risk here: http://hp2010.Nhlbihin.Net/atpiii/calculator.Asp.

In brief: Aspirin for ...?

* high risk for heart attack or stroke: if you've had heart attack, angina, stroke, transient ischemic attack [tia], blocked arteries, or 10-year risk of heart attack more than 10%.
You can figure out your 10-year risk here: http://hp2010.Nhlbihin.Net/atpiii/calculator.Asp.
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