Years ago in the medical publication, The Lancet, an article reported that taking the miracle pill, aspirin, can lower the risk of cancer by 58% and prevents heart attacks and strokes.
Even other findings have said it can reduce the accumulation of plaque in the brain of Alzheimer patients and can help reduce symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia ( BPH).
Today, researchers believe that inflammation plays a role in all these diseases; and aspirins ability to inhibit the effects of cyclooxygenase- 2 (Cox-2) enzymes, which causes your pain, also promotes cell damage that can lead to cancer. There are many other herbs and nutrients that can help with inflammation and to quell the Cox-2 effect! Nutrients that can help with inflammation are turmeric, or curcumin, ginger, papaya, pineapple, spinach, salmon, shitake mushrooms and sweet potato.
The life saving health hazards of aspirin are finally being told.
After hearing about all this positive information, you will be surprised to find the truth is; aspirin is not good for everybody and not all the time!
Aspirin can have serious and hidden side effects. The latest discovery is that long-term aspirin use makes you “aspirin resistant”, which then can INCREASE or DOUBLE your risk of having a heart attack or stroke! Most people following this recommendation, of “an aspirin a day…”. have no idea about this health hazard! So aspirin is not as safe as drug companies want you to believe. At times Aspirin can be good but Aspirin can also be bad for you!
Many people have been told that aspirin, even ‘baby’ aspirin is suggested by most doctors. But again there are still side effects; like irritated stomach, heartburn, asthma, nausea, ulcers or bleeding. But many may not know that aspirin also increases risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration and blindness! Up to a 44% chance! It can also reduce your blood clotting ability.
Here are some other truths:
Yes if you think you are having a heart attack, take an aspirin immediately, and call for help. But for long term, to prevent heart attacks or cardiovascular problems, try Nattokinase, it is all natural made from soybeans and can break up blood clots and help with other heart issues.
Do not mix aspirin with arthritis drugs.
Angry people should take aspirin, there is a link between emotions and heart attacks.
Women respond differently than men, aspirin or acetaminophen, given for pain increases blood pressure in women.
If used for migraines and taken too often it can actually trigger Rebound headaches or migraines which could be worse than your previous headache!
Aspirin can increase stomach acid, which can make you feel worse; especially if you already have Gerd or any Gastric ulcers.
During surgery and anesthesia the drug ‘sotalol’, for the heart, is OK for men but causes heart arrhythmia problems in women.
So in the end, yes, you can take aspirin to relieve heart issues, but you should not need it if you are eating or taking natural anti-inflammatory substances.
I recommend eating more of the Mediterranean -Asian food diet and more anti inflammatory foods.