Diabetes and Aspirin
I have had type 2 diabetes for the past 10 years, but my health is sweet otherwise. Should I be taking daily aspirin? I’ve heard conflicting information about taking aspirin.
The medical profession has gone back and forth on this subject several times. Because people with diabetes are two to 3 times more likely to suffer from heart attacks and strokes, we wont to recommend daily low-dose aspirin to only about everyone with diabetes. Aspirin features a way of “thinning” the blood in order that oxygen and nutrients can still reach vital organs albeit minor blockages form in blood vessels. Recent research called the ASCEND study confirmed this to be the case. Subjects within the study who received 100 milligrams of aspirin daily were 11% less likely to experience serious vascular events than those that received a placebo (inactive treatment). However, excessive bleeding was 28% more common in those that received daily aspirin.
As is that the case with almost any medication, whether it’s prescribed or over-the-counter, one must weigh the advantages against the risks. Daily low-dose aspirin remains an honest idea for many people with multiple risk factors or existing disorder, except for those with relatively healthy blood vessels, the risks may outweigh the advantages. Best to debate this together with your personal physician in order that you’ll make an informed decision.
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