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Health Tip: When Aspirin Therapy May Be Harmful

Health Tip: When Aspirin Therapy May Be Harmful

09/02/11

(HealthDay News) -- Low-dose aspirin therapy helps lower the risk of heart attack in many people, but it isn't for everyone.

The American Diabetes Association says you should avoid aspirin therapy if:

  • You have an allergy to aspirin.
  • You bleed easily.
  • You've had recent bleeding in the digestive tract.
  • You have active liver disease.
  • You are younger than age 21.

The association says you should check with your doctor to determine if aspirin therapy is safe for you.

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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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