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What t benefits of baby aspirin n at what age dhould adults take them?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Not for babies

It's actually a misnomers bc Aspirin should not be given to babies.
Since the 1980's, it's known that a serious condition called reyes' syndrome can occur if toddlers are exposed to aspirin. The cdc had since warned pediatricians to avoid Aspirin & aspirin-containing products in flu and chickenpox, and later in other viral febrile illness. The term now denotes the 81 mg rather than the 325 mg.

In brief: Not for babies

It's actually a misnomers bc Aspirin should not be given to babies.
Since the 1980's, it's known that a serious condition called reyes' syndrome can occur if toddlers are exposed to aspirin. The cdc had since warned pediatricians to avoid Aspirin & aspirin-containing products in flu and chickenpox, and later in other viral febrile illness. The term now denotes the 81 mg rather than the 325 mg.
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David Miller
Excellent point to be made, sir!!
David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Anti-clotting

Aspirin binds with a special spot on the platelets, making it harder for them to stick together and make clots.
This helps to prevent strokes and heart attacks by preventing clots in people who might be prone to them. For an adult, there is no set age at which to start, it all depends on your risk of stroke and heart attack. See your doc for more info.

In brief: Anti-clotting

Aspirin binds with a special spot on the platelets, making it harder for them to stick together and make clots.
This helps to prevent strokes and heart attacks by preventing clots in people who might be prone to them. For an adult, there is no set age at which to start, it all depends on your risk of stroke and heart attack. See your doc for more info.
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not age dependent

Aspirin has many beneficial effects.
It prevents platelets from clumping and forming blood clots, and has anti-inflammatory effects as well. Studies demonstrated that Aspirin can help during and after a heart attack, but is generally not useful at prevention. Some people with risk factors like diabetes, peripheral artery disease, inflammatory conditions may be prescribed it. Subject to change.

In brief: Not age dependent

Aspirin has many beneficial effects.
It prevents platelets from clumping and forming blood clots, and has anti-inflammatory effects as well. Studies demonstrated that Aspirin can help during and after a heart attack, but is generally not useful at prevention. Some people with risk factors like diabetes, peripheral artery disease, inflammatory conditions may be prescribed it. Subject to change.
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