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Most adults should NOT take daily low-dose
aspirin to prevent heart attacks or strokes
due to risk of internal bleeding, US task
force says

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Posted By: Ribicon, 10/12/2021 2:08:26 PM

Older adults without heart disease should not take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, a panel of experts said on Tuesday. In new draft guidance, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (UPSTF) said that recent evidence has shown the risks of side effects far outweigh any potential benefits for seniors. This means that low-dose, or baby, aspirin should only be taken daily by patients have had a heart attack or stroke in the past or by younger adults with no bleeding risks. If finalized, the advice would backtrack on recommendations the panel issued in 2016 for helping prevent a first heart attack and stroke


That experimental gene therapy? Perfectly safe and effective, even for unborn babies. Accept it or lose your job, and be banned from restaurants. Low-dose aspirin marketed for decades? That particular science is now unsettled.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Come And Take It 10/12/2021 2:12:07 PM (No. 943271)
BS. Doctors have been prescribing 81mg aspirin daily for more than 20 years. I find it very difficult to believe that as widespread as this is, that significant risk hasn't manifested itself if it truly existed. Meanwhile, full steam ahead with gene therapy that has an ever-growing mountain of damage and death being caused by the clot shot.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bldrrepub 10/12/2021 2:12:29 PM (No. 943272)
The bar for these experimental jabs (4 months of testing) is so low while the bar is astronomically high for something like aspirin (over 100 years of use) and Ivermectin (over 40 years of use). This is madness.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: janjan 10/12/2021 2:15:33 PM (No. 943278)
I guarantee you that my cardiologist knows way more than a ‘US Task Force’.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: crashnburn 10/12/2021 2:17:05 PM (No. 943280)
Same with my lab coated zombie. He had me stop baby aspirin years ago, an yet furiously browbeat me about not getting the "Death Jab".
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Reply 5 - Posted by: red1066 10/12/2021 2:17:12 PM (No. 943281)
My doctor just told me it wouldn't hurt at my age of 67. I don't take it everyday, but about two to three times a week. I don't take it every day because of all the confusing information that comes out. One doesn't know who to believe. I think the medical community does this to keep people guessing, and to keep them from getting the blame if anything goes wrong. The media with it's 24 news cycle, keeps putting out anything they can just to fill space.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: h24015 10/12/2021 2:30:17 PM (No. 943306)
OK, which science do I follow now?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: itsonlyme 10/12/2021 2:36:08 PM (No. 943314)
I've been taking a baby aspirin as part of my daily OTC supplements for over 15 years. Does this article mean that my cardiologist has been a "domestic terrorist" all this time? The office switchboard prolly has a recorded message - "Due to heavy volume call, we'll try to get back to you within 2 weeks". Next article will be the dangers of drinking any type of water.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 10/12/2021 2:38:26 PM (No. 943321)
Once again the sky falls... Yawn.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Safari Man 10/12/2021 2:42:44 PM (No. 943327)
So much dubious advice/recommendations come from the medical/pharma industries. You should seriously question any medication you take on a regular basis and make damn sure its really necessary for you. Personally, I would rather take the risk of dying rather than take the risk of unnecessary medications.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Catherine 10/12/2021 2:58:51 PM (No. 943341)
Translation: We, big pharma, don't make any money off of aspirin. It works too well. We do have all kinds of fancy, expensive new medicines now that we think will work better for our bottom line.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: plainjane 10/12/2021 3:03:26 PM (No. 943344)
It’ll be a cold day in hell when I believe a government or medical study in this country!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 10/12/2021 3:19:53 PM (No. 943358)
Total. BS my doc had me on full 325 mg aspirin every day for 15 years, zero problems. New doc, after the other retired, said to go to 80 mg......and I resisted for a while. Now taking one 80 mg in AM, one in the PM. Aspirin also works for overall systemic inflammation reduction.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: john56 10/12/2021 3:23:40 PM (No. 943364)
Interesting. Back in the early 90s, a book called "The Aspirin Wars" was written. Since the company that I worked for at the time, Sterling Drug, was front-and-center in the story, it was something I read with interest. Early in the book, there was a story about a meeting at the FDA concerning indications for the use of aspirin for the prevention of a second heart attack (which was where the initial studies were focused). All the industry reps were on their best behavior watching their questions carefully. Near the end, some young buck from one of the drug companies asks something like "Can we promote the use of aspirin to avoid a first heart attack?" The rest of the group held their breath, thinking the guy would get the wrath of the FDA commissar. But the FDA official stated something like "The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the indication of the use of aspirin to prevent a second heart attack. We are not here to discuss other indications." The run to the exits and nearby pay phones (cell phones were still pretty rare) as the marketing gurus in the room realized they had just gotten the green light to promote aspirin to "prevent heart attacks" without having to identify second or subsequent attacks.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: chumley 10/12/2021 4:03:20 PM (No. 943388)
So the big takeaway I'm getting from this and all the similar stories is to never take medical advice from anyone. Better to risk the unknown than to suffer the known that is wrong.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: formerNYer 10/12/2021 4:09:29 PM (No. 943393)
Always take aspirin and almost all medicine with food and liquids. Problem solved. My Dad was on aspirin therapy for 50 years he died at 96.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bur Oak 10/12/2021 4:12:05 PM (No. 943397)
Who and what is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and why should we believe them?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Philipsonh 10/12/2021 4:20:29 PM (No. 943405)
All one has to due to watch an advertisement for ANY med - the disclaimers pertaining to the side effects are longer than the ad for the product. That makes one all warm and fuzzy.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: udanja99 10/12/2021 4:22:29 PM (No. 943407)
I used to take an 81mg every day due to high cholesterol. Did it for about 15 years with no problems at all. I wonder if this has anything to do with yesterday’s news that aspirin can cut covid symptoms and hospital time by 47%.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: singermom9 10/12/2021 4:52:52 PM (No. 943422)
Funny I just read that asprin helps you to NOT get covid. That must be why they want us to stop taking it. This gov't WANTS us to get and struggle with covid.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: BarryNo 10/12/2021 4:53:44 PM (No. 943423)
Can you trust the guidance? Can you trust anything that can be affected by DC pols? The bible put it well: "Trust not in the leaders among men, trust in God, alone..."
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Reply 21 - Posted by: BarryNo 10/12/2021 5:01:59 PM (No. 943426)
Poster 1, a thought. They are being cagey about all the problems with the gene therapy. It might be possible, given that one of the side effects are various heart problems, that they are putting out the advisement, to cover their asses without mentioning the jab. In other words, if you've had the jab you might think twice about taking the aspirin.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: dst4life 10/12/2021 5:15:10 PM (No. 943431)
My PCP told me that if I came down with COVID to start taking an aspirin daily to reduce the risk of blood clots. This government tells us the OPPOSITE of what our doctors tell us. And that's what this is about. Message: "Don't trust your doctor. Trust the government."
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Reply 23 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 10/12/2021 5:30:57 PM (No. 943447)
Been taking 325mg of Aspirin ever since I was diagnosed with Atriole Fibrulation. That was at least ten years ago. No problems. Somebody (pharma) is trying to sell more expensive anti clotting meds. See ads for them on TV all the time telling people to tell their doctors to prescribe them. I'm ignoring this.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Faithfully 10/12/2021 5:34:23 PM (No. 943451)
I took an aspirin a day for over a year and ended up with a duodenal hemorrhage. It nearly killed me. I will never take a Bayer again.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: HPmatt 10/12/2021 5:43:16 PM (No. 943466)
From a well known Dr at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr Mike Roizen. He discusses aspirin studies as information-silos - Cardiologists only look at effects on heart, blood clotting, etc. They don't take in to account other health benefits of aspirin - "it decreases 11 cancers by 20 to 60%, including the common ones like colon cancer and rectal cancer and esophageal cancer. It’s one of the best things to take if you’ve got gastroesophageal reflux disease because it decreases the chances of Barrett’s Esophagitis turning into cancer. So it’s a great choice there. It also decreases lung cancer and prostate cancer and a bunch of others." If you don't have a major risk of a heart attack, nor do extreme sports, these other SIGNIFICANTLY beneficial factors are why I take 180mg of aspirin twice a day. If I were to have surgery scheduled, I would stop taking it for a few days. But that has never happened in my life yet....
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Reply 26 - Posted by: anniebc 10/12/2021 5:47:24 PM (No. 943472)
And, people want me to take a jab. No, thanks! I've become my own physician. Of course I haven't had any serious medical issues to date, but when I go to the doctor, I usually tell them what's wrong with me anyway. It's the first thing they ask. I tell them what's wrong and practically tell them how I should deal with it. They should pay me or at least pay my copay. Good grief!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Newtsche 10/12/2021 6:21:20 PM (No. 943502)
#22 mentions what was publicized the last couple weeks, aspirin appears to have therapeutic advantage in treating the WuFlu. How can I not be suspicious of this report today?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: mackrand 10/12/2021 6:34:07 PM (No. 943510)
It is nice of my govt to let me know by code. More aspirin, more Quercetin, more Zinc, more Vit C, and of course, more beer !!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: MFM 10/12/2021 7:21:23 PM (No. 943543)
Thinking I was ahead of the game I started aspirin one a day at age 55, never really made a point of talking about it just had heard it was good for the heart..Two years ago at age 64 after having heavy cramps for 18 hours I self admitted to the ED with the assistance of a close friend as I could barely walk, Docs had no idea what was going on but long story short I had heavy intestinal bleeding (hemorrhage) going on, thanks to the friend that took me to the hospital as I was to stubborn to call an ambulance..Bottom line, aspirin regiment is NOT for everyone and certainly not a decision to be made without sound advice..Have not touched aspirin since..
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Reply 30 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 10/12/2021 7:48:45 PM (No. 943572)
[*Spits] on THAT advice!! I believe that I will listen to my cardiologist for advice on daily aspirin instead of some government task force!! These days, I wouldn't trust the word of government ANYTHING if they told me water is wet, grass is green and poop stinks!!!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: JHHolliday 10/12/2021 9:05:13 PM (No. 943652)
Bull feathers. I have taken an 81;mg aspirin a day for 35 years. I was on a fishing trip that had two German doctors in the group. They both said we could cut heart disease in half if we took an aspirin a day. My dad died at 49 from a heart attack and two of my brothers have had bypass surgery. I am almost 80 and the doc said my heart looks great. I am sure that people with bleeding problems should be careful but I will be taking one a day until they haul me to the funeral home.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: doublesharp 10/12/2021 9:43:18 PM (No. 943672)
Talked to my cardiologist Oct 1, 2021 about my blood clot worries because I took the jab. He said the jab was right for me since I'm 70, type 2 diabetic and a heart attack survivor (very lucky - long clot in widowmaker 2014) Dr said the low dose aspirin will protect against spike protein clot and to continue taking 81mg for rest of my life. He also said he didn't trust the jab but had to take it to keep his job.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 10/12/2021 10:54:02 PM (No. 943706)
Just remember: Every government agency wants old people to die so they quit collecting Social Security, Pensions, and using medicare. So take any medical advice they give you with a grain of salt. Oh wait... Salt is bad. Don’t do salt, MMMkay?
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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines said Tuesday they plan to follow federal guidelines to have their employees vaccinated against COVID-19 by December, defying an order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to block such mandates. American Airlines, based in Fort Worth, Texas, said in a statement to USA Today that the governor’s order “does not change anything” for the company and that it believes the federal vaccine mandate “supersedes any conflicting state laws.” Southwest gave the news agency a similar response. The airline, based in Dallas, ordered all of its employees to get their COVID-19 shots by Dec. 8 to comply with a federal directive.
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