Heart Health

05 May 2010

Aspirin saves heart

Worldwide, heart disease claims over 17 million lives per year even though this disease is largely preventable.

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Worldwide, heart disease claims over 17 million lives per year even though this disease is largely preventable. Lifestyle changes are key to cutting your risk, but aspirin can also help to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Unfortunately, this drug is not for everyone.

Take action:
If you think you might be at risk of a heart attack or stroke, ask your doctor whether you should be taking aspirin. He/she may suggest lifestyle changes and/or a daily aspirin – but only if there is nothing to suggest that you may suffer from the side effects of the drug. Aspirin should be taken on a full stomach at breakfast time. Also make sure you give up smoking, eat more healthily, do regular exercise and monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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- (Health24, June 2007)

 

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