In the U.S., 1 in 5 men and 1 in 4 women are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, and most people who have it don’t know it. Find out how you can protect your kidney function.
Do you take aspirin every day? For people with pre-existing heart disease, aspirin can help ward off a heart attack. But if you are healthy and take a daily baby aspirin in the hopes of preventing heart-related problems, think again. Find out what you need to know.
Aspirin is a lifesaver if you’re having a heart attack. But it’s life-threatening if you’re having a certain type of stroke. Find out when it helps – and when it might hurt.
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Could your aspirin use be putting your eyesight at risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? Learn about the health benefits and potential risks of regular aspirin use.
If you check your medicine cabinet right now, there’s a good chance you’ll find over-the-counter pain relievers. Before you seek relief, know your risks — and what will work best for you.
When we take them at the right dosage and under a physician’s care, drugs offer many benefits. It’s also important to be aware of possible side effects. Below, find commonly used drugs and some caveats about their use. OTC pain meds, prescriptions and supplements Over-the-counter medicines, common prescriptions, and nutritional supplements can have serious effects … Read More
If you’re being treated for a heart condition, medicine cabinet staples such as aspirin and ibuprofen may not be good for you. The same goes for certain antibiotics. Studies have found that these common medications can increase risk of bleeding, clotting, arrhythmia and even death for some heart patients. Know the risks before you take: … Read More
If you’re on blood thinners, it may be best for you to avoid taking aspirin. Our expert explains 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