Daily Dosage of Aspirin No Longer Recommended for Older Adults

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

 

A recent study has shown that taking aspirin to prevent heart attacks or strokes may not be beneficial to older adults. New guidelines published by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association says that older adults with no history of heart disease will not benefit from taking aspirin daily. For these adults, they are recommended to keep their blood pressure and cholesterol under control in addition to living a healthier life.

 

Taking a daily low-dosage aspirin could in fact increase the risk of internal bleeding for some adults with no heart disease history. However, some adults with a history of heart disease who might have trouble lowering their cholesterol could benefit from taking a daily low-dosage of aspirin. With everyone’s bodies being different, patients should first consult with their doctors to determine the right prevention for them.

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