[Sorry for this boring post on a homemaking blog, but it might affect you or a loved one! See the end or you will miss the reason I took the time to write this.]
After doctors said for decades that a daily 75 to 100 milligrams of aspirin could prevent cardiovascular problems, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association reversed that idea.
Capturing my nursing/medical interest, a reader stated yesterday:
“My mother took a daily aspirin for joint pain and died of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 59. Beware!” – followed by this article, “Johns Hopkins Research Finds Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
I think we all need to reevaluate how much we want to depend on the allopathic medical system!
The Studies that Challenge the Practice of Low Dose Aspirin
A trio of studies recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine are challenging the modern tenet of prophylactic low dose aspirin therapy.
The first clinical trial found a daily low-dose aspirin had no effect on prolonging life in healthy, elderly people and actually suggested the pills could be linked to major hemorrhages. Approximately 20,000 healthy individuals with a median age of 74 were followed for 5 years.
The second study agreed that the risk of major hemorrhage primarily involved “upper gastrointestinal and intracranial bleeding.“
In the third study, a “higher all-cause mortality” was observed among healthy older adults who received daily aspirin compared to those who received a placebo.
Only certain people with a high risk of cardiovascular disease and low risk of bleeding might continue using the painkiller as a preventive measure, cardiologist Roger Blumenthal said in a statement.
Warning: What about those patients already on a daily dose?
Please don’t ignore another recent (Oct. 2017) study that says:
- Patients who stopped a low-dose aspirin regimen were 37% more likely to experience a cardiovascular event compared with those who adhered to therapy.
- Additionally, the increased risk of cardiovascular events was found to increase after aspirin cessation and did not lower over time, according to the study.
I sometimes wonder if the head consults with the tail when it comes to recommendations by the mainstream medical establishment.
What is needed is individualized care.
Please talk to your doctor first before stopping cold turkey.
Print out the 2017 study to take with you to your next appointment and question what is best for YOU and your individual circumstances!