ASPIRIN FOR PREVENTION
By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© January 2018, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
After decades of telling people to take a baby Aspirin tablet to prevent heart disease, the American Food and Drug Administration or FDA has changed its mind - and we agree. The United States FDA website now says:
"FDA has concluded that the data do not support the use of aspirin as a preventive medication by people who have not had a heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular problems, a use that is called 'primary prevention.' In such people, the benefit has not been established but risks — such as dangerous bleeding into the brain or stomach — are still present."
Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) in any dosage damages the kidneys and the stomach. In all cases, it will slow down or stop progress on a nutritional balancing program.
Case history: Robert, age 65, took a baby aspirin every day for about 10 years. A year an a half ago, however, he developed pain and swelling in his legs. He went to numerous doctors, both medical and natural doctors, and no one could stop the swelling.
Finally, one practitioner suggested that he stop the daily baby aspirin. Robert tried this and within a week, the swelling started to subside. In a month it was completely gone, and has not returned in several months.
The most common reasons for swelling of the legs are either heart problems or kidney problems. Most likely, the baby aspirin damaged RobertŐs kidneys. This is a known side effect of acetylsalicylic acid.