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Old 01-11-2020, 3:16pm   #1
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Default My doctor suggested that I quit taking low dose aspirin

He said the AMA is suggesting that older patients stop taking low dose aspirin as the chances of a stroke is greater and it would lead to a brain bleed. I did stop taking it. Anybody else heard that. here is what I found. I am taking blood pressure medicine along with another heart attack medicine.
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My dad takes low dose aspirin and a blood thinner. He's asked about the same information and was assured the risk was near zero.
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I take blood pressure medication and my doctor has never recommended aspirin.
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I used to take a low-dose aspirin every day, until I read the new recommendations last year. As I understand it now, for people over 70 with no prior cardiac issues, the risks outweigh any possible benefits, so I stopped taking it.

I haven't seen my doc since I stopped, but I'd expect that he'd agree, since I have no history of heart problems. I used to need BP medicine, but stopped a few years ago after changing my diet & losing some weight.
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Was discussing daily aspirin with long time Dr. friend last week. He still takes but only every other day. I've been taking daily for several years. Gonna discuss with my regular doc next visit.
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Wife was on blood thinners then around a year or two ago 1 regular aspirin a day as per doctors.
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My nephrologist told me years ago to quit taking it. Different reasons of course, apparently aspirin not kidney friendly
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Due to heart disease in my family, I take a 325 enteric coated aspirin daily, since 2007.
Haven't had a grabber yet, and don't plan on it, but I did get 3 stents installed 10 years ago. No blood thinners since 9.5 years ago, the whole aspirin is pretty close to what the thinners did. Also on simvasatins to control cholesterol.
My current Dr agrees on aspirin regimen for both the SO and I.
SO takes an 81mg coated aspirin daily. Both her parents have had heart attacks, her Mother is 92, and has had 3 grabbers.
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I take blood pressure medication and my doctor has never recommended aspirin.
I take both
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My nephrologist ...
huh ???

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It depends on age.
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It depends on age.
I suppose, but I'd think it more-so depends on your Dr's beliefs,
particularly is stokes run in your family medical history.

My 92 y/o MIL is still taking a baby aspirin daily per her DR's suggestion.
She also takes Statins, blood thinners, thyroid meds, and BP meds.
Hope she never cuts herself.
Bloody noses are a big problem for her, blowing her
nose has landed her in the hospital for cauterization recently.

Aspirin does thin the blood, which I believe also inhibits clots that cause strokes. The Dr's reasoning (she's had 3 of them) is Aspirin also helps limit heart attack damage during the initial attack (chew one during initial onset)
- a recommended action by medical professionals.
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Natural Holistic Distilled Spirits and Brewed Ales for the Win

"F" those Rx Pills
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huh ???

A nephrologist’s job
A nephrologist is a type of doctor that specializes in treating diseases of the kidney. Not only do nephrologists have expertise on diseases that specifically affect the kidney, but they’re also very knowledgeable about how kidney disease or dysfunction can affect other parts of your body.
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Nephew must be a Urologist.


Urologist is for the plumbing, how kidneys flow

Nephrologist is for the scientific part, how the kidneys filter
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Urologist is for the plumbing, how kidneys flow

Nephrologist is for the scientific part, how the kidneys filter

The original response was tongue in cheek.


I'll never quite understand how they go about figuring this out,
but my creatinin levels were way too high, so I was referred
to a Nephrologist.
She increased my Prinivil (bp med) from 10 to 20mg daily,
and my levels are now normal.
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A nephrologist’s job
A nephrologist is a type of doctor that specializes in treating diseases of the kidney. Not only do nephrologists have expertise on diseases that specifically affect the kidney, but they’re also very knowledgeable about how kidney disease or dysfunction can affect other parts of your body.


are you having kidney issues?
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He said the AMA is suggesting that older patients stop taking low dose aspirin as the chances of a stroke is greater and it would lead to a brain bleed. I did stop taking it. Anybody else heard that. here is what I found. I am taking blood pressure medicine along with another heart attack medicine.
My dad's best friend was taking that stuff and died from exactly that...brain hemorrage this past year. He made it through two of them
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are you having kidney issues?

Stage 4 CKD
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Stage 4 CKD
Are you on dialysis? How is that going. A friend of mine just had his last kidney removed.
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