US: Aspirin No Longer Recommended for Heart Attack or Stroke for Adults Over 60 Years


For many years, the doctors have been recommending the people, who are in their 50s to start taking the baby aspirin every day for the purpose of protecting themselves from heart attacks and stroke. Bur in the recent years, with having new evidence of the harm of the daily intake of aspirin, the health experts have now changed those recommendations.

According to a new guidance, an influential physician task force has been no longer recommending the daily intakes of aspirin for the purpose of preventing a first heart attack or stroke among the people, who are above 60 years of age.

The new guidance said that, the people between 40 and 59 years of age should only take aspirin if they are having a high risk of the cardiovascular disease and in the consultation with a doctor, and there has also been a little benefit in the process of continuing aspirin beyond the age of 75 years.

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The new guidance has come from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which is an influential physician group that is responsible for helping them to guide the best medical practices. According to the task force, the heart disease and stroke have been the leading causes of deaths in the United States and the daily intake of aspirin has been shown to decreasing the change of having a first heart attack or stroke, and it can also increase the risk of causing bleeding in the brain, intestines and stomach.