I'm one of the many people that has added an aspirin a day to my daily regimen.  Why?  I have a history of heart conditions in my family; plus I was constantly hearing a rushing sound every day near my right ear'  that sounded like little platelets running through my veins. I might be crazy, but the rushing sound DOESN'T happen when I take an aspirin.

Have you ever asked your doctor if you should be taking aspirin, you may get a different answer. There is always new research on whether or not taking an aspirin every day is the right thing to do.

SHOULD I TAKE AN ASPIRIN EVERY DAY?

It sounds like; the answer is....depending on your history; Maybe. Here's the latest thoughts on taking an aspirin a day.

  • Your doctor may suggest taking an aspirin a day if you've already suffered a heart attack or stroke.
  • If you haven't had a heart attack but you do have a stent in a coronary artery.
  • You've never had a heart attack, but you are at a high risk of having one.
  • You have diabetes and at least one other heart disease risk factor — like smoking or high blood pressure — and you're a man older than 50 or a woman older than 60. They say that  : The use of aspirin to prevent heart attacks in people with diabetes but no other risk factor is controversial.

You should NOT take a daily aspirin if you:

  • Have a bleeding or clotting disorder.
  • Bleeding stomach ulcers
  • Aspirin allergies.

NOT SO FAST....

So...If you are already taking a daily regimen of Aspirin, it is NOT recommended that you quit. This can cause health problems like rebound effects that increase your risk of heart attacks!

WHAT'S THE RIGHT DOSAGE?

Most people take a small does of Aspirin.  like a children's Aspirin 81 mg.

WANT MORE INFORMATION?

All of this is probably making you think of lots of other questions you'd like answered. You can click HERE for more from the Mayo Clinic on Aspirin.

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