The Big Aspirin Lie Exposed!
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
Aspirin is one of those drugs that’s had more fairy tales written about it than Cinderella and Snow White.
We’re told it can do just about anything… even protect us from stroke.
But what if aspirin isn’t helping you at all?
According to some brand new research out of Utah, aspirin could be totally worthless at lowering stroke risks for countless people.
Even worse, it could be upping your risk for some serious health issues.
Without question, aspirin has been the go-to treatment for folks with low-risk heart problems for years.
But some researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute just proved that aspirin might not be the cure-all we once thought it was.
For the study, they focused on patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (AF), which can cause irregular and fast heart rates.
AF also can increase risk of stroke, but not in patients who are considered low-risk. The only problem is, many docs still recommend aspirin to low-risk patients.
To see if this treatment is effective, the scientists looked at the medical records of 4,000 low-risk AF patients.
The aspirin had ZERO effect on their stroke risk.
Even worse, it drastically increased their risk of bleeding in the stomach, kidneys, bladder and intestines when compared to folks taking other blood thinners or no medications at all.
In short, aspirin doesn’t prevent stroke for low-risk AF patients and ups the risk of other serious health problems in some patients.
If you’re currently taking aspirin, you should ask your doc if lowering your dose or totally stopping it is a good option for you.
Managing editor, Living Well Daily
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 Long-term aspirin use doesn’t lower risk of stroke for some a-fib patients
Written By Natalie Moore
Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.
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