Publication date: 2018-09-16 11:42
Another serious but rare side effect of aspirin is intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding into the tissues of the brain), similar to a hemorrhagic stroke.
Narrative: Aspirin blocks the action of platelets, reducing clots and ostensibly lowering the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths. This review examined and summarized the magnitude of benefits from daily aspirin when compared to placebo for ''secondary prevention'', . among patients who have had a recent heart attack or stroke.
Aspirin works: those taking aspirin in these studies suffered fewer heart attacks, strokes, and deaths than those taking a placebo, at the cost of a small number of bleeding events. In addition, the benefits outlined here were seen after just over two years of daily aspirin therapy, in contrast to the 9 and 5 year periods seen with many other cardiovascular preventive interventions.
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Initial dose: 95 to 685 mg/kg orally in divided doses
Maintenance dose: Increase as needed for anti-inflammatory efficacy.
-Dosing should be individualized.
-Target plasma salicylate levels of 655 to 855 mcg/mL are associated with anti-inflammatory response while plasma salicylate levels greater than 755 mcg/mL are associated with a higher incidence of toxicity.
Uses: For the relief of the signs and symptoms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
The USPSTF guidance singles out a population group who the data suggest are likely to get a net benefit with the least risk: people 55 to 59 years old who are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Another limitation in their use is that only certain patients qualify to receive these medications. As a result, for patients in whom thrombolytic medications cannot be used (most often because of underlying conditions that can cause excessive bleeding), doctors may consider using aspirin. Thus, aspirin is often the drug that patients with stroke will receive when they are seen in the emergency room.
Also called carotid artery stenosis, the term refers to the narrowing of the carotid arteries. See a picture of Carotid Artery.
When you ground, your red blood cells have more charge on their surface, which forces them to repel each other, so they have less tendency to "stick together" and form a clot. This causes your blood to flow more easily and your blood pressure to drop. Even a very small blood clot can kill you if it lodges in a critical area of your body, so this "blood thinning" has profound health benefits. Research shows that it takes about 85 minutes for the free electrons from the earth to reach your blood stream and transform your blood. One warning: if you take Coumadin, Earthing is contraindicated as it may thin your blood too much.
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This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 6-855-FDA-6588.