The benefits and risks of taking a baby asprin to prevent a heart attackVote
The cardiovascular power of a pain killer (aspirin) unplugged
A couple of drugs have made it into THE DRUG HALL OF FAME – they’re household names and widely prescribed. Maybe……….. too widely prescribed ?
Aspirin is one of those star performers.
It’s an over achiever.
It’s initial claim to fame stemmed from it’s ability to relieve pain IN THE MOMENT. But today, many people take it for it’s cardiovascular benefits.
It definitely lowers the risk of a heart attack, but at a price. Tiny nicks in blood vessels can become gushing rivers, when platelets are taken out of commission, putting you at risk of bleeds. Just like blocks, bleeds can kill.
In this episode of BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY TV, we delve into how aspirin works and then weigh up the pros and cons of taking a baby asprin everyday to protect against a heart attack.
Here is the link to the story about timing your aspirin intake to maximize the benefit.
Here is the link to the blog
Here is the link to this story
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Library pages that are particularly relevant to this story are
Heart related pages
Nitric oxide page
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