Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? Are You Taking Preventative Action?
According to a recent survey, only about half the people
who are at risk for heart disease are taking aspirin regularly. Aspirin can help
lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes because it helps prevent blood
clots. Researchers are not sure why so many people seem to resist taking
aspirin. It’s possible that it doesn’t seem the same as getting more
exercise or eating healthier foods, which can show hard evidence of improvement
by bringing down cholesterol numbers, reducing weight, etc. There’s no similar
result for aspirin, no similar measurement that shows improvement.
Has your doctor recommended daily aspirin for you? Are you
taking it? If not, why not? If you have reservations, talk with your doctor
about your concerns. That’s the best way to clear up any doubts you may have.
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