by Robert Harrington, Natural Society:
It used to be that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Times have certainly changed; now (for decades, actually) the physicians across America have new guidance for adults. More than half are on a daily dosage of low-dose aspirin in order to address various life-threatening illnesses and/or diseases.
“Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found. The drug, a blood thinner, can prevent clots from forming in arteries that can cause a stroke or heart attack, he said. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can prevent plaques inside arteries from becoming unstable and rupturing, which also can contribute to blockages.” (Source: HealthDay News)
This indiscriminate and cavalier approach has been used for decades primarily because of a single effect that aspirin possesses. It functions as a blood thinner and therefore can produce a desired effect for those with medical conditions related to high cholesterol and plague buildup in the arteries. Stroke and heart attack victims, as well as those with high blood pressure may benefit, but rarely does a treatment regimen like this come without a downside.
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