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Everywhere you turn aspirin it's held as the best preventative remedy for almost any -- something you should always have around the house now there are some important new guidelines.
That are geared specifically.
We -- it -- You know I want to set the record -- this is going to be the most important segment of our show.
Let me make one general statement -- -- aspirin.
Aspirin is not harm us.
Taken in large amounts for a long period of time by certain people that can cause gastrointestinal.
Bleeding -- bleeding in the stomach.
But having said that.
Most people can take aspirin safely now who should be taking it.
First of all if you've had a stroke.
Or a heart attack regardless of whether you're male or female regardless of your age you should be on prophylactic aspirants.
Now -- about people who have not had any disease the current recommendations are.
Over the age of 65.
Who are apparently healthy they should take one.
Baby aspirin 81 milligram aspirin every day.
This has been shown to prevent strokes in women not heart attacks strokes the reverse is true for men.
Men over the age of 55 who are healthy haven't had a previous episode of cardiac or her brain problems.
Should take the same aspirin but in them the aspirin prevents heart attack.
I think in my own practice I advise patients even if they haven't had a stroke.
Or a heart attack.
If they have risk factors -- -- have a bad family history for vascular disease they're very overweight.
They're diabetic if they have a high cholesterol to have high blood pressure to have all these.
Risk factors they should also take a prophylactic.
But the formal.
Advice of formal.
Guidelines are for women over 65 -- -- healthy -- aspirin to prevent stroke for men over 55.
Or healthy when aspirin 81 milligram baby aspirin to prevent heart attack.
-- so sadly Natasha Richardson this week we learned a lot that you can fall and then ultimately get a headache.
Wouldn't aspirin have made a difference is -- something if you're in that situation that can help you or hurt you.
That's a very good question.
The aspirin in this case I don't believe would have helped her because I don't know anything about her case but I assume that she fell.
Struck her head.
Developed a hemorrhage.
Of lead in the brain which went unrecognized.
Until later on she had a severe headache.
An aspirin probably would've increased that bleeding.
The only time you used aspirin when you think you have a stroke.
Not after an injury but if you think you've had a stroke you have slurred speech we -- -- -- wants out of the body that it gives the problem sudden.
This Kobe did envision.
Then or if you have sudden chest pain -- think you may be having a heart attack you take one aspirin and get to the hospital right away her mistake I think.
Was not getting to the hospital right away where she did the mistake was the hospital discharging her before they evaluated the presence of -- lead.
Sadly she wasn't ever discharge and such a tragic -- you wanted to make that point thank you doctor something -- just get our people we go your.
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