Health and Your Heart: Will an aspirin a Day Protect Your Heart?

“As little as 75 mg. of aspirin will poison the body’s platelets, making them incapable of performing the function for which they are designed, clumping together to stop bleeding at a site of injury. Since it takes at least 48 hours for the body to manufacture enough new platelets to do the job of plugging leaks in the vascular system, an individual will be at increased risk for bruising or bleeding internally for two days after taking a single 81 mg. baby aspirin.”

About 10 years ago my husband went to a cardiologist on the advice of his primary physician who did stress and other tests and suggested he take a daily aspirin for the health of his heart. We chose to use omega-3 fats and natto instead. It just did not seem logical to me to have him taking a drug when we could use a natural supplement and get the same, if not better results and avoid any negative side-effects.

After all, I know for a fact that my husband didn’t have an “aspirin deficiency.” He has never had a heart attack and when he did the stress test, asked the technician to increase the speed because it was too slow for him! I feel like this is one of those things that on the face of it seems like it should make sense but when you consider the possible dangers, you have to admit, this is not a good idea.

The most serious problems with daily aspirin besides what is mentioned in the quotation above, are hemorrhagic stroke, ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, and kidney failure. The reason he was referred to a cardiologist (Continue here)

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Comment by Ann Musico on June 17, 2014 at 3:22am

John - thank you!

Comment by Ann Musico on June 17, 2014 at 3:22am

Absolutely Deb - we have to be proactive and take full responsibility for the choices we make and in deciding on treatments and medication. It can literally be the difference between life and death.

Comment by John Henderson on June 17, 2014 at 12:42am
Ann you are a champion of logic and truth! Thanks
Comment by Debbie W. Wilson on June 16, 2014 at 9:06pm

Ann, I appreciate this post. I think when your doctor speaks, you want to believe him/her. But I’ve found, in the end, it is my life and I’m responsible for it. I can’t blindly follow people in areas that don’t make sense, no matter what their credentials or good intentions may be.

Comment by Ann Musico on June 16, 2014 at 12:06pm

Wow a jail sentence! Amazing. Thanks for sharing that Chris.

Comment by Chris Conley on June 16, 2014 at 11:56am

wow, I don't have a heart issue but it runs in my family and my doctor suggested the 1 a day 5 years ago. I take one when I think about it but now I'm glad I haven't been regular.

I recall a Success magazine cd I get suggesting the same thing, and the doctor said in Italy if a doctor doesn't recomend the aspirin after a heart attack he is subject to a jail sentence.

sounds like a lot of bad information out there. thanks

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