Aspirin: Should people with diabetes take it?

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Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid, is a medication used to reduce pain, fever, or inflammation.

Specific inflammatory conditions that aspirin is used to treat include Kawasaki disease, pericarditis, and rheumatic fever.

Aspirin has been shown to be helpful when used daily to lower the risk of heart attack, clot-related strokes and other blood flow problems in patients who have cardiovascular disease or who have already had a heart attack or stroke.

Many medical professionals prescribe aspirin for these uses.

Should diabetics take a daily baby aspirin to prevent heart attacks?

Does it cause bleeding or lower the risk of heart attacks? A lot of diabetics are on aspirin to prevent heart attacks.

Yet, some of them end up with stomach bleeding which can be deadly. Does aspirin really help save lives or does it cost lives?

In this video, Dr. Ergin(SugarMD) will discuss the benefits, risks, and final verdict on who would be a good candidate for aspirin.

This is not professional advice, please seek out a professional if you need help.

This video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

If you care about diabetes, please read studies that too many older Americans are taking daily aspirin despite the warning, and diet that could improve health in people with diabetes.

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