If taken without a doctor's prescription, internal bleeding may occur.
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Common mistakes to start taking aspirin
I'm 45 – it's time to take aspirin. This is absolutely wrong, age is not an indication for the prophylactic use of this drug.
I have high cholesterol. An increase in cholesterol is not an indication for prescribing aspirin
I will start taking it to prevent a heart attack / stroke. Aspirin is taken for prophylaxis, only according to the doctor’s testimony, if a high cardiovascular risk is detected. Healthy people do not need to take it and it's dangerous.
Aspirin can cause fatal bleeding
Indications for the prophylactic use of aspirin
Many large studies have proven the need for aspirin in the following cases:
Myocardial infarction, stroke; Obliterating diseases of the peripheral arteries; Angina pectoris; The transferred operation of aorto-coronary bypass surgery; Patients who do not have these diseases, but are at high risk of cardiovascular disasters due to concomitant diseases – for example, patients with diabetes mellitus.
Aspirin in the prevention of cardiovascular disease
First of all, we recall that primary prevention is the measures that are taken before the disease appears. That is, in fact, we are prescribing a drug to a healthy person. Therefore, attention is paid not only to the effectiveness of the drug and its safety.
Unfortunately, for all its remarkable prophylactic properties, aspirin can cause serious gastrointestinal complications, including fatal (deadly) bleeding.
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