Recent studies show that there’s an indisputable link between regularly taken low-dose aspirin and intracerebral hemorrhages in the cases of people who do not suffer from heart diseases. Low dosage in the case is considered to be anywhere between 75 and 100 milligrams of aspirin.
What categories of individuals are most exposed to the risk?
It seems like the individuals who are most likely to develop such issues after taking this medicine are people that don’t have a high body mass or even people with Asian backgrounds, as suggested by the JAMA Neurology journal.
Studies show that regularly taken, low-dose aspirin can cause considerable blood loss inside the skull, and are not beneficial in terms of life length when it comes to older people. Moreover, the American Heart Association’s suggests that individuals over 70 years old should stay away from this treatment to prevent several cardiovascular issues.
With the scope of analyzing this issue, researchers have documented 134,000 individuals that have suffered, throughout their lifetime, either heart conditions or strokes, through 13 clinical trials. As it came out, the risk of Intracerebral bleeding of the patients who took placebo was calculated to be 0.46%. In comparison to these numbers, in the case of the patients who received a low-dosage aspirin, the risk rate escalated to 0.63%, which can be translated into one individual out of every 500 persons dealing with bleeding inside the skull
What is to be done to avoid the risks?
Doctors still suggest that some patients should take a low-dosage aspirin each day, considering they have a history of strokes or heart attack, to avoid the occurrence of similar events. Aspirin is also prescribed to people that are exposed to a high risk of developing a cardiovascular condition and who don’t have a high risk of bleeding, as stated by Roger Blumenthal (cardiologist).
However, to decrease the risk of developing any cardiovascular condition, specialists advice continually monitoring your body weight so that it is within healthy parameters through doing sports, avoiding high sugar concentrations and fats, eating vegetables as well as avoiding smoking.