Dangers Of Aspirin
From our book
Bypassing Bypass, published in 2002
Bad science and profit motive is
responsible for the spate of television advertising telling us that
aspirin can save you from a heart attack. The studies have more
holes than my helicopter I was shot down in during the Vietnam War.
First off, we do not get heart
attacks because we do not have enough aspirin in our blood stream.
We get heart attacks because we lack proper nutrition and proper
lifestyles thus causing us to be hypercoagulable not to mention the
inflammations in our blood streams adding to this condition.
The aspirin studies were done
using “buffered” aspirin. When plain aspirin was used, the results
were not the same; plain aspirin alone was almost as worthless as
shoe polish in preventing heart attacks. One of the main ingredients
in buffered aspirin is magnesium. We get heart attacks because we do
not have enough magnesium in our blood stream. Magnesium dilates
blood vessels, aids potassium absorption, acts as a natural blood
thinner, and keeps your blood cells from clumping together causing
Autopsies of people who have
died from heart attacks show that their bodies are lacking in
magnesium, not aspirin.
Daily aspirin use is dangerous.
Their own studies proved the dangers of aspirin use. Strokes due to
hemorrhaging (hemorrhagic strokes) were up significantly in all
Randomized clinical trials
testing aspirin in 5011 elderly people, 58% of whom were women, mean
age 72 years, followed for a mean of 4.2 years, showed that use of
aspirin caused a 4-fold increase in hemorrhagic stroke (P=0.003) and
a 1.6- to 1.8-fold increase in ischemic stroke. [R. A. Kronmal et
al., Stroke 29, 887-894 (1998)]
All the studies showed increases
in gastrointestinal disorders and allergic reactions. Using aspirin
over a period of time can lead to internal bleeding, stomach ulcers,
kidney dysfunction, and death.
From the Associated Press
in 1999, death by analgesics (over the counter pain killers such as
aspirin and NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) is the
15th most common cause of death in America. The silent epidemic, the
author called it.
And then there is Reye’s
syndrome and allergic reactions to aspirin: 1,600 children die each
year from allergic reactions to aspirin.
From the World Chiropractic
Alliance (Feb 1999) we get:
blockage of arteries to the brain are three times more likely to
have a stroke if they are taking aspirin; dyspepsia and
gastrointestinal hemorrhage occur in 31% of those taking 300 mg
of aspirin per day; even low doses of aspirin can increase the
risk of brain hemorrhage; other side effects can include anemia,
bleeding ulcers, confusion and dizziness and numerous other
Is there any doubt that aspirin
is a drug? It has its place in medicine, but not in long term use.