Advertisements - Ads by Google

Advertisements - Ads by Google

Can Aspirin a Day Increase Your Risk of Internal Bleeding?

Posted in: Conditions, Nutrition, Herbs
By Dr. Pantea Etminan, NHD
Apr 30, 2012 - 12:41:11 PM

Printer friendly page

Aspirin has been used for many years now for various reasons, as it has been advertised and advocated to the general public. It is stated that it is good for the cardiovascular system and will prevent heart attacks. So many, with advice of their trusted mainstream tradional doctor may take an aspirin a day for their wellbeing. But is it really accurate?

Studies have shown in the past that an aspirin a day can save lives and reduce risks of heart attack or stroke. There has been a study that showed diabetic patients with a history of heart attack or stroke that took 325mg of aspirin daily were 23% less likely to have second heart attack.

More Recent Study Shows Different Results on daily Aspirin

Recent study from St George's University of London examined nine studies which compared regular aspirin use to placebo in more than 100,000 subjects who had never has a heart attack or stroke.

Result were in two parts:

  1. Those who regularly used aspirin reduced their risk of any type of cardio even by 10%. In addition they reduced their risk of non-fatal heart attack by 20%.
  2. Regular aspirin use boosted the risk of serious gastrointestinal bleeding by 30%.


The lead researcher of St George University stated that:
"We have been able to show quiet convincingly that in people without a previous heart attack or stroke, regular use of aspirin may be more harmful than it is beneficial.

What Can We Draw From These Results?

Obviously, it is self explanatory--the study shows that regular use of aspirin for those who did not suffer from a previous heart attack or stroke could be harmful. Even those who did have a heart attack don't have that much of a advantage but could suffer from gastrointestinal bleeding and, perhaps, even more harmful events. Facts are aspirin thins the blood. That can be both good and bad at the same time. We need our blood to clot for health reasons when necessary. The very thing, aspirin that is taken for prevention of heart attack could very well give you a heart attack because your blood may not clot when necessary. In addition, aspirin is laboratory made, which would mean it would contain chemicals that would be harmful to the system. With repetitious actions of taking aspirin on regular basis, just imagine what could be done to the internal system aside from all the other risk factors.

The gastrointestinal system is one integral system to the whole body. Without its proper function, our health suffers dramatically. That alone is a red flag--to take something that could have harmful effects on the gastrointestinal system. Besides, most of the immunity relies within the intestines--that is not something anyone would want to mess with. Without immunity we have no health. Without health we have no life. It really is simple.

Are There Healthier Alternative to Aspirin?

Absolutely. There are many natural herbs and spices that are blood thinners and cardiovascular protective. They not only are blood thinners but they provide nutrients and help strengthen the system and immunity--the very thing you need for health and life.
Of course, it is best to consult with your natural health practitioner that what would be best suit your particular need, as we are all unique. But in general these are some alternatives (there are many others these are just few examples):

  • Ginger
  • Ginkgo Bilbao
  • Willow bark
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Hibiscus
  • Hawthorne Berry

Be mindful of what type of treatment you go under. It is your body and you should be the one responsible for it. Make proper choices that are good for your health in long term. Nature has everything we need to live in good health.You would want to heal and strengthen your internal system so it can do its job appropriately thus take care of your health.

Advertisements - Ads by Google

WebNHW does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See Terms and Conditions.