Take aspirin regularly? Consider these drug effects

Aspirin can also cause stomach ulcers. Painkillers like that of aspirin are known to create problems for the stomach lining as they can irritate the stomach lining which can lead to bleeding and ulcers.

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New Delhi: Aspirin is a popular medicine commonly used to treat pain and fever. The drug is recommended by doctors to treat conditions such as headaches or mild pain in the legs/joints and sometimes also fever. It is generally not sold without a prescription. Sometimes doctors also recommend aspirin to avoid the risk of cardiovascular disease.
However, aspirin can also have side effects. They can cause serious damage to the body such as ulcers or heartburn or chest pain, among others. It is therefore important that you control the amount of aspirin you consume. The number and frequency of the drug can affect your body’s organs and cause chronic disease.

Find out here how aspirin affects your body.

  1. Aspirin reduces the risk of heart disease and blows. If you’ve had a heart attack before, it’s likely that a light dose of aspirin is recommended, as it prevents the risk of blood clots.
  2. Aspirin acts as an anti-inflammatory. Aspirin is also known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) which helps reduce inflammation. NSAIDs can also act as pain relievers to reduce joint and muscle pain as well as headaches and fever.
  3. Aspirin can cause bleeding. These bleeds are usually internal bleeds that can occur in the stomach, brain, or intestine. Although it may reduce the risk of heart attacks, daily consumption could otherwise cause bleeding.
  4. Aspirin can also cause stomach ulcers. Painkillers like that of aspirin are known to create problems for the stomach lining as they can irritate the stomach lining which can lead to bleeding and ulcers. These conditions may worsen if the person drinks alcohol frequently.

Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.

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