Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug with good anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, and other effects. The efficacy of aspirin is not limited to the above, it can also play a role in anti-platelet aggregation, and because of this, many healthy people choose to take an aspirin every day to prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. This is not the case, the target of long-term use of aspirin has a clear applicable group, and the daily dose is also prescribed, and it will also have some side effects, so taking aspirin should be treated with caution.
Suitable population for long-term use of aspirin
1. People who have had cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
2. People who have developed atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
3. Obese people, especially those with a body mass index greater than or equal to 28.
4. Patients with coronary heart disease.
5. Diabetic patients.
7. Hypertension patients.
Eating an aspirin a day also carries the following risks
1. Gastrointestinal symptoms
Gastrointestinal symptoms are the most common adverse reactions of aspirin, such as epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, etc., which are mainly caused by aspirin stimulating the gastric mucosa, and even gastrointestinal bleeding may occur in severe cases.
Some people are allergic, and if they take aspirin for a long time, they may experience allergic reactions such as asthma and rash.
3. Impairs nervous system function
Long-term use of aspirin will also affect the function of the nervous system. Under the action of the drug, the central nervous system is damaged, and symptoms such as tinnitus, hearing loss, and dizziness may occur.
4. Other risks
Any drug needs to be metabolized by the liver and kidney after entering the human body. Long-term use of aspirin may also damage liver and kidney functions. If liver damage is caused, it can cause symptoms of discomfort and pain in the right upper quadrant, but it can be reversed. In addition, long-term use of aspirin may also cause problems such as iron deficiency anemia.