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Asprin for heart attack prevention.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 20, 2011 at 1:54 PM

This is just a quick one,

My mother is visiting me, and her doctor told her to take a low dose of Asprin for heart attack prevention.

She exersises 3x a week and is diet is 50% paleo + wine. She has elevated blood pressure. However her blood pressure has improved in the last year.

She also has stage 1 Lymphedema.

I know that taking Asprin is a horrible idea, I remember reading about it. However what I would like is anyone that has dealt with this before and the best way to go about it. Does taking Aspirin really do anything in regards to the long term prevention of a heart attack?

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on September 20, 2011
at 11:42 PM

fish oil AND aspirin? may have too thin blood, is she bruising or bleeding through her skin? Fish oil naturally thins blood to a safe level. Aspirin causes ringing in the ears and hearing loss. Aspirin increases stroke risk. The MD's forget to tell you these things bc they think it is a low dose, but no dose is safe. Congrats on the Paleo achievment, has she fallen in love with it yet?

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on September 20, 2011
at 04:37 PM

She is normally taking 3600mg of fish oil right now. Kind of curious of some kind of ratio, like this much fish oil = the same blood thinning of 1 asprin or something along those lines.

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on September 26, 2011
at 07:48 AM

Every day aspirin induces stomach bleeding. Thats why new types of NSAIDs are being developed (cox-2 inhibitors).

I don't recommend it at all. As people suggested, fish oil does the same thing and much more and is many more times healthier. Some people, like Ray Peat, think that aspirin is OK tho, but I don't agree. Its OK to take it for limited time but all year around is not a good idea.

In any case, it has been shown that Vitamin C prevents bleeding. If she does take it make sure she takes at least 1g of it 2-3 times per day. Furthermore, Aspirin depletes vitamin C from the body on its own.

For BP, good idea is Mg supplementation, Vitamin D, Grape extract, Arginine, Vitamin K2 to cover most basis.

For limphedema, the only thing I know is increased movement and things like trampoline. Limphatic system doesn't have its own pump, so you need to do this.

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on September 20, 2011
at 03:48 PM

I use fish oil instead.

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on September 20, 2011
at 11:42 PM

fish oil AND aspirin? may have too thin blood, is she bruising or bleeding through her skin? Fish oil naturally thins blood to a safe level. Aspirin causes ringing in the ears and hearing loss. Aspirin increases stroke risk. The MD's forget to tell you these things bc they think it is a low dose, but no dose is safe. Congrats on the Paleo achievment, has she fallen in love with it yet?

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on September 20, 2011
at 04:37 PM

She is normally taking 3600mg of fish oil right now. Kind of curious of some kind of ratio, like this much fish oil = the same blood thinning of 1 asprin or something along those lines.

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on September 26, 2011
at 05:49 AM

Chinese proverb: The best medicine is no medicine!

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on September 20, 2011
at 04:43 PM

I'd follow the doctor's advice over something you remember reading. Salicylic acid originally came from willow bark, which was chewed as a pain killer. Maybe you can find natural source

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on September 20, 2011
at 04:16 PM

If 50% paleo helped already maybe you can use that point to convince her towards being more paleo. Maybe 75%? Propose it to her as a trial experiment that she can always go back on and take aspirin instead if it doesn't work.

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