The Benefits of Taking a Baby Aspirin a Day!
There are many health benefits to taking a baby aspirin (or low dose aspirin) daily. Typically this dose is 81mg per tablet, per day. It doesn’t matter what brand of aspirin you choose, as long as it follows this dose. Aspirin therapy can benefit anyone, but especially people with coronary artery disease, arthrosclerosis, anyone who has had a heart attack or stroke, people that have undergone bypass surgery, anyone at risk for heart disease or stroke, and men over the age of 50. Read on for health benefits including some newly discovered ones…
Decreases Pain & Fights Fever:
Probably the most commonly known reason for taking aspirin is that it reduces pain and fights inflammation, especially associated with heart disease. Aspirin is also a great fever fighter.
Inhibits Blood Clots:
Blood clots are extremely dangerous because they can clog the arteries, especially the ones leading to the heart, increasing the chances of heart attack and or stroke. Aspirin thins the blood, and has therefore been shown to prevent blood clots when taken regularly.
Taking a baby aspirin a day has been long thought of as a good idea for heart health. It has even been prescribed as the first line of defense when you think you might be having a heart attack. Taken daily, it is thought to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, as well as heart disease. It can also significantly reduce heart damage during a heart attack. People with a heart condition may benefit from a higher dose than the typical preventative baby dose of 81 mg. Always consult your doctor to be sure.
Because aspirin has anti-inflammatory properties, it has been shown to reduce the effects of ailments such as arthritis and allergies. Taking a daily aspirin dose is beneficial for anyone suffering from any type of inflammatory disease or condition.
Due to aspirin’s effect of anti-inflammation and thinning of the blood, new research shows that it may also reduce the effects of aging, specifically the onset of wrinkles. Studies have shown that inflammation causes aging effects, so the less inflammation in the body, the less effects of aging we may see.
Aspirin has been thought to be beneficial in helping to prevent miscarriage, and increase fertility. Some miscarriages are caused by a poorly lined uterus, and aspirin can make the uterus lining healthier. Another common cause of miscarriage is the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies, which are proteins that appear to be related to coagulation problems. Aspirin reduces the risk of clotting, therefore reducing the risk of the antiphospholipid antibodies. It is also thought that aspirin helps with the blood flow to the ovaries and uterus. This aids in the successful implantation of a baby. Research has also shown that baby aspirin may increase activity in the ovaries by allowing them to produce multiple eggs during ovulation. While it may be a good idea for any woman hoping to conceive, it is especially helpful to women with fertility issues.
It has long been a slogan that “taking an aspirin a day, keeps the doctor away!”