aspirin therapy

  1. FDA: No proof aspirin prevents heart attacks

    Getting to the heart of bogus aspirin claims

    I'm a man of routine, and I've been starting each day with the "three B's" for years.

    You know what I'm talking about. Bathe, brush the chompers, and relieve the bowels.

    But the moment they hit 50, lots of folks add a fourth B to the morning equation -- they pop a Bayer aspirin.

    And it's giving me one heck of a headache.

    For years the medical mainstream has been pushing nonsense about how aspirin can wipe away heart attacks one tiny pill at a time. The only problem is it's a mighty tall tale right up there with Pecos Bill lassoing tornadoes or Paul Bunyan digging Lake Michigan with his trusty axe.

    But if you've been swallowing this medical myth for years, even Uncle Sam -- the same guy who never met a drug he wouldn't ask you to swallow -- says it's time to stop.

    It's a chilly day in hell and that wasn't a 747 that just flew over your home -- it WAS a pig with wings. Because the FDA has just REJECTED an effort by Bayer to start claiming aspirin is a "primary" tool for preventing heart attacks and strokes.

    And the reason was so simple, even the feds could explain it -- there's just NO evidence.

    The FDA poured through years of studies -- and so have I -- and there isn't a shred of proof that aspirin can prevent heart attacks for folks who have never had one. But there's PLENTY of proof that aspirin can cause internal bleeding and even INCREASE your risk of heart disease!

    Friend, I didn't even know the feds owned a "REJECT" stamp. But apparently they do because they dug it out and dusted it off for this -- and you need to pay attention. Before you waste another dollar on aspirin therapy, start demanding something you'll never see on a Bayer bottle or one of their slick television commercials.

    Proof it works.

  2. Aspirin therapy causes serious bleeding

    Study confirms daily aspirin has more risks than benefits

    Whatever happened to "First, do no harm"?

    New numbers show the daily aspirin urged on everyone -- the so-called "wonder drug" that's supposed to prevent heart attacks -- actually hurts at least as many people as it theoretically helps.

    Yet the makeup-wearing TV docs are STILL pushing this drug on everyone over the age of 40. I even saw one know-nothing on TV just the other day tell all men over 35 to start aspirin therapy!

    Drug 'em all and pretend you don't know the risks -- but they're going to have a hard time pretending now, because a major new study confirms the drug's notorious bleeding risk.

    I don't mean a little extra blood when you get a boo-boo. I'm talking about serious internal bleeding in the gut and even in the brain -- bleeds that can ruin your life, or maybe even end it.

    In the study of some 372,000 people, the risk of gastrointestinal bleeds shot up by 55 percent in "aspirin therapy" patients with a low risk of heart disease -- leading to two serious bleeds in every 1,000 patients taking the drug.

    Coincidentally, that's also the number of people "protected," with just two heart events prevented for every 1,000 people on aspirin therapy. And if those were the only numbers to come out of this, then aspirin loses.

    After all, the drug caused at least as many problems as it prevented.

    But those aren't the only numbers, because the study also found that aspirin increases the risk of brain bleeds by 54 percent.

    The study didn't look at the other side effects, the supposedly more minor ones, but there's plenty of research on that already.

    In addition to less serious but still troublesome bleeds, aspirin use has been linked to tinnitus, hearing loss, vision problems, sexual dysfunction and more -- and I believe it can actually cause the very blood clots it's supposed to prevent in some people.

    That's why even high-risk patients should skip the aspirin and use fish oil instead. All the blood-thinning benefits, none of the risks -- and for more on how to slash your heart risk, keep an eye on your inbox next week. I've got a study on magnesium you just have to see.

    For now, let's get back to painkillers and the latest on acetaminophen. And no, it's not good news for painkiller users.

    Keep reading!

  3. Pain in the aspirin

    Like variety? Then you'll love aspirin -- because there are so many ways it can send you to the ER or even kill you.
  4. Daily aspirin myth takes another hit

    Whoops! We were wrong. Not me (of course) -- I'm referring to the three major medical groups that have been urging diabetics to gobble down daily aspirin like there's no tomorrow.
  5. "Aspirin Therapy" is Crazy

    But just to reiterate: I think "aspirin therapy" is crazy. Not only does aspirin increase the risk of potentially lethal internal bleeding, it's also makes blood MORE likely to clot up, not less!
  6. The Lunacy Behind Aspirin Therapy

    But just to reiterate: I think "aspirin therapy" is crazy. Not only does aspirin increase the risk of potentially lethal internal bleeding,it's also makes blood MORE likely to clot up, not less!
  7. Aspirin May Not be a Miracle Drug for the Prevention of Heart Attacks

    In much of the popular culture - including the media and mainstream doctors' offices - ordinary, garden-variety aspirin has been elevated to the status of "miracle drug" for the prevention of heart attacks.
  8. Dangers of Apirin Therapy Increase with Ibuprofen Use

    If you pop Ibuprofen for any reason - say, arthritis pain relief - while engaged in aspirin therapy for heart disease, you're twice as likely to keel over from a heart attack because of the way these two powerful drugs interact.
  9. Aspirin May Not Be Such a Good Thing When it Comes to Protecting Your Ticker

    But some recent research on the subject proves what I've been saying all along -- that aspirin may not be such a good thing when it comes to protecting your ticker.
  10. An aspirin a day, could put you away

    What if you could take one pill every day, a cheap pill available in every grocery store across the United States, and protect yourself from heart attacks and strokes?

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