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Can Aspirin Prove Fruitful in Treating Cardiovascular Diseases, Let us Know

Aspirin therapy has been proved to be effective in men but studies have shown that it can cure women having cardiovascular diseases. In younger women, Aspirin cannot help to prevent the heart diseases as it does in young men. A survey was carried out which says those women who consumed Aspirin in 100mg every day were less likely to get an heart attack as compared to those who consumed placebos instead of Aspirin. Both the groups had 20,000 participants.  It was observed that Aspirin could not help women in preventing heart diseases or strokes. However, it does help in men for preventing cardiovascular diseases. However, when all the women were segmented according to the ages it was found that women with more than 65 years of age are less exposed to the risk of getting a stroke or an attack after taking the doses of Aspirin daily. When all the results were gathered, it was concluded that Aspirin therapy can get affected by gender and age as well.

After the studies, it is not recommended to make regular use of Aspirin for women below 65. As 65 above women might have certain benefits after using Aspirin therapy in lower doses. A dose of 81mg of Aspirin a day can protect women from getting heart attacks.

 How Aspirin helps in preventing heart attack?

Aspirin is responsible for interfering in blood clotting action found in the body which occurs when you get wounded and platelets build on the place of the wound. The platelets form a plug which heals the opening in the blood vessels so that the bleeding could stop.

Now there’s a possibility that clotting can occur in the blood vessels through which blood is supplied to the heart. Sometimes, blood vessels get narrowed due to atherosclerosis, the condition where excess fats get deposited in the inner walls of the arteries, and thus burst. It results in quick blood clotting action which can block the artery. This leads to improper blood supply to the heart causing heart attack. Here, Aspirin comes into role; it reduces the clumping action supported by platelets and thus prevents an attack.

Adverse effects of aspirin:

Aspirin therapy users complain of suffering from gastrointestinal bleeding, bloody urine and bruising. Occurrence of bleeding ulcers in gastro intestinal tract can bleed even more after taking Aspirin. So, it would be better if you consult a doctor prior begin the Aspirin therapy. If anyone who’s allergic to Aspirin can develop severe risks. Also, some women have experienced problems in hearing and tinnitus (continuous ringing in ears) due to excess consumption of Aspirin doses. FDA has warned the Aspirin users to cut down the alcohol level to the minimum as it can cause blood thinning.

Thus, we can conclude from the overall experience that Aspirin in lower doses are good for those women above 65 years of age and prone to heart attack events.