Are You Sensitive to Aspirin? Here are Some Reasons Why

Contributor: David Lang, MD, Chair of  Department of Allergy and Immunology, Cleveland Clinic Aspirin can be very helpful in treating many conditions — from a headache to heart disease. However, when some people take this simple wonder drug, they experience one of a few types of adverse reactions, known as aspirin sensitivity. There are three groups of … Read More

Self-prescribed Aspirin Comes with Risks

By some estimates, more than 50 million people in the U.S. take a daily dose of aspirin. Aspirin is a blood thinner that has long been known to help patients with heart disease and those who have suffered a heart attack. Many heart patients do aspirin therapy as prescribed by their doctors. But as more … Read More

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An Aspirin a Day? (Video)

Should you take an aspirin every day to help prevent heart attack? For many years, some doctors recommended that patients, particularly men over the age of 50, take a daily aspirin to protect against heart attack.

Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Aspirin

True or False: Everybody should take an aspirin a day to reduce the risk of heart attack. True False Answer: False In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: Aspirin reduces the tendency of blood to clot by interfering with the action of platelets. In the patient with known arterial disease (history of … Read More