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Millions of Americans -- elitist and aspirin for decades doctors have been touting it is kind of a miracle drug for heart health absolutely but now some doctors all the -- is a little different here mixed signals here they're telling a number of their patients to actually change the routine.
Because -- for them could pose some pretty serious dangers so.
Who should take aspirin and who should not and how much is too much.
Let's find out doctor Davidson that he is a member of the Fox News medical eighteen.
-- right apparently there is a huge risk of stomach problems involved.
Very scary for a lot of heart patients who have suffered from heart disease and heart attacks that have been taking aspirin for years so how much.
It's too much I mean you take one -- with the doctors say.
What we're talking -- -- is low dose aspirin 81 milligram aspirin and Julie we know that there's significant protection.
For heart disease and there you know published data to show that low dose of aspirin for.
Patients with heart disease or risk of heart attack or stroke are actually very helpful recently we've talked about the use of aspirin.
And anti inflammatory -- effect of aspirin on breast cancer and colon cancer.
But those are mostly observational studies and doesn't really prove that this house so -- heart disease is different.
The question is should everyone be taking aspirin and the answers no.
Because of the side effects that you mentioned because the risk of upper or lower GI bleeding for rectal bleeding to.
Gastric ulcer that's very risky so.
The key take -- message is really to talk to your physician right this isn't over counter medication it's very easy to access.
And if there's definitely overuse of this medication a -- make sure you run it by your doctor and based on their recommendations.
You should be taken other -- that's great to have guidelines.
But everybody's different.
And you have to pay every doctor and patient should have a relationship that's union I'm so glad you brought -- though because these guidelines we saw about the guidelines for pap smear for mammograms.
And now for aspirants of the new guidelines basically talks about men.
Over the age of 45 to the age of eighty.
Who have risk of heart disease should be taking aspirin and women over the age of 55 to eighty year old should be taking aspirin if they have -- risk of stroke.
Having said that -- I think it's very important.
To individualize the -- the war art of medicine is to know about these guidelines but take care of your position on an individual basis.
And that's really -- take home message you want to make sure that you talked your patient and it's -- There advantages to benefit outweighs the risk right and that's it would treat we -- You pause here for a moment for some.
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All right real quick -- we just want to.
Show people when asked where is recommended in when it is not recommended look fill it up on the screen.
And -- should pretty much explain it for you.
Some 45 and older with risk factors for heart disease assuming no history of -- -- or other bleeding dangers.
Some women 55 and older with risk factors for stroke and no history.
Of bleeding danger wanna shoot they'll walk us through apps for not recommended for the following groups.
For the for the patients -- a man under the age of 4445.
Women under the age of 55 and certainly if you're older than eight year old.
You don't want to take aspirin that all of these guidelines are set but definitely speak your doctor because you want to run it by your position.
And again like I said if the benefit.
-- outweighs the risk that's a good treatments doctors some money thank you so much good generic as possible.
That's gonna do it for us.
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