Aspirin could prevent stroke or heart attack

Aspirin could prevent stroke or heart attack

Research has shown that aspirin could help prevent another heart attack or stroke.

This method is called aspirin secondary prevention. For some people, aspirin could help prevent the first heart attack or stroke.

The aspirin prevention method mainly benefits people who are 50 to 69 years old, especially people aged 50 to 59.

For people who have a 10% or higher risk of heart disease or stroke and can take low-dose aspirin every day for 10 years, aspirin can provide the maximum benefits.

But experts suggest that all patients should talk with their doctors first before take aspirin for the long run.

Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is commonly used to relieve pain. In addition, aspirin could prevent the formation of blood clots.

This is because aspirin can inhibit platelets from promoting clotting in blood vessels. Usually, cholesterol and plaque buildup in blood vessels and may partially block blood flow.

Blood clots can lead to heart attack and stroke. By inhibiting clotting, aspirin helps reduce damage to the heart and brain and helps prevent heart attack and stroke.

But long-term use of aspirin has some side effects. One common side effect is bleeding. Aspirin can cause bleeding in many parts of the body, such as in the brain or in the stomach.

If left untreated, the bleeding can be fatal.

The risk of bleeding is higher in men than in women.

In addition, people who are older, using aspirin in high-dose, using aspirin with other medications that increase the bleeding risk, having high blood pressure, or having kidney failure and liver disease may experience more bleeding.

Aspirin is not for everybody. People with severe asthma may be sensitive to aspirin.

Although aspirin can help prevent a second heart attack and stroke, it is not the only way to protect yourself from the diseases.

Scientists suggest people always choose a healthy lifestyle first for disease prevention.

A healthy lifestyle includes heart-healthy eating, being physically active, quitting smoking, controlling alcohol drinking, keeping a healthy body weight, sleeping well, and managing stress.

Furthermore, anyone who wants to control their heart disease and stroke risk should also control their risk of other chronic health conditions, such as obesity, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

To achieve this, regular monitoring your health and keeping a healthy lifestyle are very important.

Besides heart disease and stroke, aspirin can also help prevent other healthy conditions.

This includes colorectal cancer in some people, preeclampsia in pregnant women.

In preeclampsia, the mother’s high blood pressure reduces the blood supply to the fetus, which may get less oxygen and fewer nutrients.

If pregnant women with high risk of the condition take aspirin after the first trimester, they may reduce their risk.

Because aspirin can help prevent formation of blood clots, it may be good to use when people trying to prevent another blood clot that causes deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.

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