Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

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Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby Abraham » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:29 am

A number of years ago, my family doctor recommended I do this as a stroke prevention aid.

What do you do to help prevent a stroke?

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Re: Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby Pawpaw » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:31 am

Not truly baby aspirin, but Low-Dose (81mg) aspirin, yes.
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Re: Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby Abraham » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:40 am

Pawpaw,

That's what I should of called it.

It's not baby aspirin, it's low dose (81mg) - Thanks for the correction. I know one man who takes a whole, standard size aspirin a day, (I don't the dose size) but that sounds like stomach burning potential as I also take another NSAID for arthritis called meloxicam. I make certain to take these medications right after I eat breakfast.

I also do a lot of vigorous exercise, so I guess that helps keep the blood circulation going and not clotting, I guess...?

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Re: Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby TxRVer » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:55 am

Pawpaw wrote:Not truly baby aspirin, but Low-Dose (81mg) aspirin, yes.

Same here.
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Re: Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:09 am

I would not do this except on a doctor's advice directly to you. Yes, low dose aspirin daily can prevent stroke and heart attack; but it ALSO can cause problems. The aspirin works by acidifying the blood. But acidifying the blood can also cause osteopenia - the "brittle bone" disease suffered by the elderly, primarily the female elderly. The acid in the blood leaches the calcium out of the bones.

I am not a doctor, but I worked with a lot of doctors in a hospital setting, and my "medical advice" (such as it is) is to consult your doctor FIRST before starting a daily regimen of aspirin.
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Re: Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby Pawpaw » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:17 am

I'm sure there are people who would do that without a doctor's advice, but I ain't one of 'em. :tiphat:
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Re: Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby WildBill » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:19 am

Abraham wrote:Pawpaw,

That's what I should of called it.

It's not baby aspirin, it's low dose (81mg) - Thanks for the correction. I know one man who takes a whole, standard size aspirin a day, (I don't the dose size) but that sounds like stomach burning potential as I also take another NSAID for arthritis called meloxicam. I make certain to take these medications right after I eat breakfast.

I also do a lot of vigorous exercise, so I guess that helps keep the blood circulation going and not clotting, I guess...?

I just started doing this a couple weeks ago.
I take enteric coated aspirin to minimize the effects on the stomach. I take it right before going to bed.

I can't fault those who obtain their doctor's advice prior to taking aspirin, but I am not one of them.
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Re: Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby WTR » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:18 am

I had a stroke. It was a fluke and they have never determined a reason. I am on a low dose aspirin. I was also on Plavix but I bruised like crazy. My Hematologist takes a low dose aspirin and Plavix as a prophylactic. I agree with running this by your doctor first. One med to be careful of is testosterone as it increases the diameter of red blood cells.

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Re: Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby parabelum » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:25 am

I'm only in my late 30's, but I do take full 325mg aspirin once every two days, in addition to daily fish oil and COq10.

Interestingly, and it's probably just a mental thing on my part, but when I take aspirin at night I tend to fall asleep easier and sleep better. Go figure.

Also, I take daily dose of powder form ascorbic acid (vitamin C). I heard it's also great for people with addiction issues as it crosses the blood brain barrier faster then heroin, incidentally.

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Re: Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby WTR » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:32 am

I was 50 and healthy as a horse. 6' 180ibs. no problem sleeping, low blood pressure (118/68 last time I had a doctors visit), low cholesterol and did not smoke. The first question doctors asked me ( 7 initially) was if I smoked. The second, if I had been to a Chiropractor.

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Re: Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby parabelum » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:34 am

WTR, what was your response to those questions?
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Re: Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby WTR » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:37 am

No. One of my Mom's friends did Stoke right after she saw a Chiropractor.
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Re: Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby mojo84 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:38 am

I take a low dose aspirin and fish oil daily per the advice of my doc. I had a stent placed when I was 38 due to a 90% LAD blockage.

I would not take a regular aspirin without a doc prescribing it and monitoring you. A friend's wife decided if a baby aspirin was good for you, a full dose aspirin would be even better. It along with about three diet cokes a day helped develop a serious bleeding ulcer.
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Re: Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby parabelum » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:42 am

Yes, I heard for a very long time to be careful with chiropractors and their adjustments, as it can lead to stroke if something happens to dislodge.

Same with hickeys. Heard about young people getting a stroke caused by a hickey.
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Re: Do You Take A Baby Aspirin Daily?

Postby mojo84 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:43 am

parabelum wrote:Yes, I heard for a very long time to be careful with chiropractors and their adjustments, as it can lead to stroke if something happens to dislodge.

Same with hickeys. Heard about young people getting a stroke caused by a hickey.


Both of those are news to me. I would have never thought of such.


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