According to Healthy Holistic Living, despite the numerous studies showing the negative impact of taking aspirin, this popular medication continues being a frequently used blood thinner and one of the most common suggestions of doctors and cardiologists for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes.
However, other experts disagree and deem this medication do be doing more harm than good. Let us find out more together.
Baby Aspirin: Important for the Prevention of Heart Attacks & Strokes?
When there is excessive clumping of platelets in the blood, the risk of heart illness and strokes elevates because it creates blood clotting in the veins and arteries. Blood thinners such as aspirin help remove these clots.
Aspirin, as explained on Healthy Holistic Living, lowers the platelets’ stickiness and thus, averts the clumping of blood. However, studies indicate that taking aspirin on a daily basis can be more harmful than beneficial, even the low-dosage options such as baby aspirin.
Moreover, two studies which can be found in the European Heart Journal show that there is no scientific data backing up the recommendation to take low-dosage aspirin, i.e. baby aspirin.
What Did the Studies Show?
The first study discovered that the advantages of baby aspirin on the daily are uncertain when weighed against the complications. The other study did not find strong evidence that baby aspirin consumption is advantageous for the heart.
The FDA also warned that there have been no benefits of baby aspirin found; however, risks such as bleeding in the stomach or brain are happening.
What Are the Side Effects of Taking Aspirin?
- Higher risk of kidney failure
- Destructed stomach and intestinal lining
- Higher risk of brain and stomach bleeding
- Ulcers due to weak gastrointestinal lining
- Loss of hearing
- Blindness and cataracts
Healthy and 100 percent Natural Alternatives to Baby Aspirin
- Healthy diet
Want to have a healthier heart and body? Improve your diet by excluding processed foods, gluten, trans fats, and refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. Opt for monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, plant-based foods rich in fiber, raw foods with low GI, organic garlic, because it can avert oxidative damage and inflammation, and turmeric, because it can lower the risk of diabetes by decreasing the blood sugar levels.
- Be physically active
Did you know that only 15 minutes of daily workout adds 3 years to your life? So, exercise and physical activity are pivotal for the health of the heart and it will prevent clotting by keeping the cardiovascular health optimal and the insulin and leptin amounts balanced.
Want to learn more about the dangers of baby aspirin and why you should reconsider its consumption? Check out the video shown below: