Friday, 11 July 2014

Aspirin every day

A growing number of doctors recommend taking aspirin every day for people with diabetes. The study showed that an aspirin a day can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

 And people with diabetes - especially type 2 - with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in which the blood vessels throughout the body due to the taper of plaques, particularly in the heart.

Plaques can grow in the arteries of the heart, leading to a heart attack, or in blood vessels of the brain, resulting in stroke. If plaque in blood vessels growing limbs, such as foot or leg, it can lead to amputation of the limb. Your risk may be reduced by taking the following steps:

•    Reduced blood glucose levels as close to normal range.
• Lowering blood pressure to 130/80 or less.
• Quit or not to smoke cigarettes .
• Lowering of lipids (fats in the blood) and cholesterol.
• Adoption of aspirin alone (coated to protect your stomach and intestines) per day at low doses (50-100 mg / day).

People with diabetes have a "sticky" platelets. Platelets - the blood cells that help to begin the process of blood clotting to prevent bleeding. Blood that clots too quickly, because platelets are too sticky, can lead to heart disease and stroke. If a blood vessel is thickened plaque, very sticky platelets can create a blood clot, which can then cause a heart attack.   

Aspirin can make platelets less sticky, and may reduce the risk of blood clot and, consequently, myocardial infarction and stroke. Many studies during the 1990s confirmed that, compared with diabetics who do not take aspirin, people who take aspirin have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.

Most studies have shown that low-dose aspirin every day is recommended to help reduce the risk of heart attacks or strokes. Aspirin does not cause diabetic retinopathy (retinal disease) and not make it worse.   

Consult with your doctor whether you should take aspirin. If you are not allergic to aspirin, history of gastric disorders, uncontrolled high blood pressure or blood-clotting disorder, there is a good chance to benefit from taking a daily aspirin.

Who should take a daily dose of aspirin?

Russian Diabetes Association recommends a daily low dose of aspirin for people with diabetes who:

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