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Is it bad to take asprin everyday?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Bellovin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

I would recommend daily Aspirin only for people with documented coronary artery disease, or peripheral/cerebral vascular disease.
For everyone else, the evidence seems to indicate that the small risk outweighs the even smaller benefit.

In brief: Maybe

I would recommend daily Aspirin only for people with documented coronary artery disease, or peripheral/cerebral vascular disease.
For everyone else, the evidence seems to indicate that the small risk outweighs the even smaller benefit.
Dr. Barry Bellovin
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Like anything else the risk of taking a medicine has to be weighed against the benefits .
The higher the risk profile the more they will benefit. Pts with diabetes hypertn CAD , pad strokes heart attacks etc will benefit more than a young pt with none of these . Aspirin has side effects like another drug . Ulcers kidney problems bleeding can occur . Talk to your doctor before taking a daily asa.

In brief: Depends

Like anything else the risk of taking a medicine has to be weighed against the benefits .
The higher the risk profile the more they will benefit. Pts with diabetes hypertn CAD , pad strokes heart attacks etc will benefit more than a young pt with none of these . Aspirin has side effects like another drug . Ulcers kidney problems bleeding can occur . Talk to your doctor before taking a daily asa.
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Prevent stroke

Aspirin is given after episodes of TIA to prevent stroke and if there are blockages in artery - calcifications.
The downside -Aspirin increases intestinal bleeding and causes macular degeneration in eyes. To prevent intestinal bleeding take bromelein with aspirin. To prevent macular degeneration take superoxide dismutase daily. If you want to avoid Aspirin deltanol- delta tocopherol works better.

In brief: Prevent stroke

Aspirin is given after episodes of TIA to prevent stroke and if there are blockages in artery - calcifications.
The downside -Aspirin increases intestinal bleeding and causes macular degeneration in eyes. To prevent intestinal bleeding take bromelein with aspirin. To prevent macular degeneration take superoxide dismutase daily. If you want to avoid Aspirin deltanol- delta tocopherol works better.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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2 comments
Dr. Barry Bellovin
I would ask Dr. Brown if she has any clinical studies to support her suggestions about alternatives to aspirin, and preventing aspirin's side effects.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Yes - in fact many surgeons recommend to stop bromelein before surgery. As for Vit E there are multiple studies regarding it's effect on bleeding but > 800 units per day can cause coagulation - but through research it is found delta tocopherol is not associated with about risk factors. It also has a very short half life 1 hour so for pain works like cox2, given q 1 hour - ESP vascular pain
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

Most heart attacks and strokes are caused by blood clots.
Aspirin reduces these risks by thinning your blood. However, it can also make heartburn symptoms worse, cause bleeding stomach ulcers, interact with other medicines, or make bleeding problems worse. Talk to your primary care provider about what is best for you. Another good resource is an iphone app called my health checklist.

In brief: Not usually

Most heart attacks and strokes are caused by blood clots.
Aspirin reduces these risks by thinning your blood. However, it can also make heartburn symptoms worse, cause bleeding stomach ulcers, interact with other medicines, or make bleeding problems worse. Talk to your primary care provider about what is best for you. Another good resource is an iphone app called my health checklist.
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A drug. B careful

Can decrease secondary cardiovascular problems, after an initial event; less robust data for primary prevention (but still reasonable if you have significant risk factors-talk with your doc).
Increasing data re: decreasing risk for colon polyps (discuss if u have them, or strong family history). Can increase risk of GI ulcers (not just in stomach or duodenum), bleeding, affect kidneys talk w/md.

In brief: A drug. B careful

Can decrease secondary cardiovascular problems, after an initial event; less robust data for primary prevention (but still reasonable if you have significant risk factors-talk with your doc).
Increasing data re: decreasing risk for colon polyps (discuss if u have them, or strong family history). Can increase risk of GI ulcers (not just in stomach or duodenum), bleeding, affect kidneys talk w/md.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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