Aspirin

  1. REPORT: What ‘aspirin therapy’ can REALLY do to seniors [Yikes!]

    Every time I see yet another aspirin commercial, I’ve gotta wonder…

    What in the HECK ever happened to truth in advertising???

    Clearly, it’s a concept that DOESN’T exist anymore…

    Because if they were REALLY forced to give you the truth… they wouldn’t be ALLOWED to market it as some heart-saving wonder drug.

    They’d have to show frantic phone calls… ambulance lights

    And terrified seniors being RUSHED into the ER after suffering from internal bleeding.

    “I FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN STABBED FROM THE INSIDE!” would be about as honest an endorsement as they could show!

    So, let ME give you what THEY won’t -- and that’s the ugly truth about aspirin.

    How it DOESN’T work

    And more importantly, how you can get the heart protection you need… WITHOUT those risks!

    Get the HEART-SAVING benefits of aspirin… with ZERO risk!

    Years ago, they had everyone over 40 absolutely CONVINCED that an aspirin a day will keep a first heart attack away.

    Now, millions have undoubtedly paid a high price for little to no ACTUAL protection.

    And new research shows how as you get OLDER… the risks get even BIGGER.

    In seniors even so-called “baby” aspirin increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding by 60%!

    Bad as that is, this gets a whole lot WORSE…

    Because a second study just out finds that aspirin can not only increase your risk of cancer… but speed the growth of the DEADLIEST tumors!

    If you’re past 70, the old “aspirin a day” plan will DOUBLE your risk of death from a stage 3 tumor… and boost the risk of a stage 4 death by almost a third.

    Short of going in your sleep at the age of 110, there aren’t too many “good” ways to die. But I can assure you… dying of a stage 3 or 4 cancer is one of the absolute WORST.

    Yet THAT’S what aspirin can do to you!

    You’d think with these risks… the benefits would be off the charts.

    But here’s the thing about that…

    The “benefits” for primary prevention are almost nonexistent. 

    One study a few years back found aspirin cuts the chance of a first cardiovascular event like heart attack or stroke by a crummy 11%...

    But it increases the risk of a dangerous bleed by 43%.

    It’s so bad that even the mainstream is starting to sound like… well… they’re sounding more like ME!

    The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association last year finally updated their guidelines… and recommended AGAINST aspirin for most people.

    Yet the word hasn’t gotten out -- close to 30 million Americans are still taking it daily.

    If you’re one of them, talk to your doc about quitting (just don’t do it on your own) and trying something safer instead…

    Like a mix of heart-friendly basics, such as…

    • CoQ10
    • L-Carnitine
    • magnesium and
    • vitamin E as mixed tocopherols.

    Real protection. Real benefits. And no bleeding!

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

    P.S. Earlier this year, I shared how taking too much aspirin could lead to a terrifying stroke-like problem. If you missed that one… or just want to take another gander at it… click here.

  2. Is it a stroke… or just your aspirin acting up???

    I don’t know what it’ll take to get people off the aspirin wagon.

    There have been WARNINGS… but the warnings were pooh-poohed.

    There have been STUDIES… but the studies were ignored.

    And there are about a gazillion people who can tell ya first-hand about the toll this drug takes on the gut… ripping up the walls like you swallowed a tiny, angry tiger.

    Yet right now… at this very moment… just about HALF of all seniors are STILL taking aspirin every day!

    It’s sheer insanity, if you ask me…

    And the latest “case report” reveals yet one more reason to HEED the warningsLISTEN to the studies… and PAY ATTENTION to the victims.

    Because it shows a FRIGHTENING risk – one that your own doctor might not be able to properly diagnose!

    The HIDDEN toll of aspirin

    It looks like a stroke.

    It looks SO MUCH like a stroke, they might think that’s what you’re having.

    They might even TREAT you for a stroke when you turn up with the symptoms, especially the one that just SCREAMS stroke…

    Near-paralysis on one side of the body.

    The case report notes a woman who woke up with extreme weakness in her arms and legs.

    In the ER, she burst into fits of laughter at all the wrong times… spoke of “masked angels” saving her from a fall… and reported blurred vision, shortness of breath, and more during her disorganized, wandering answers.

    Most docs see that, and they think “stroke.” GOTTA be a stroke, they’ll say.

    Except… It’s NOT a stroke. Not in this case, anyway -- as the brain scan turned up nothing new in there.

    As you’ve probably guessed by now, it was aspirin.

    Now, this lady wasn’t taking the “baby” aspirin that older folks take for “heart health.” She was taking it for pain -- 325 mg every two hours while awake.

    Too much? Sure. But it ain’t exactly an overdose either.

    That’s about 8 doses and a total of 2,600 mg per day

    Well BELOW the supposed “upper limit” of 4,000 mg per day.

    Yet she managed to suffer from “salicylate toxicity” -- a.k.a. too much aspirin.

    I bet this happens A LOT MORE than they’ll ever admit…

    Especially when you consider some people take a dose for heart health… AND THEN MORE for some pain.

    Some people could take more still without realizing it. Aspirin is secretly tucked away in other products like Alka-Seltzer.

    Plop, plop, fizz, fizz – oh what a mistake it is!

    For pain, take something else -- ANYTHING else.

    Ideally, you’d go for natural options like UC-II collagen for knee pain… or a topical formula built around capsaicin and/or menthol for back and muscle pain.

    And if you’re worried about your heart risk, for God’s sake avoid the aspirin. Studies show it’s far more likely to CAUSE dangerous internal bleeds than cut your risk of a first heart attack.

    Stick to common sense stuff for your heart health. I like CoQ10, L-Carnitine, magnesium and vitamin E as mixed tocopherols.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

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