Go Back   Natural Medicine Talk > Health > Heart Health

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-11-2005, 09:08 PM
janet
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default aspirin causes bruising, ok to take?


hi
it seems when i take a baby aspirin everyday it isn't long before i bruise very easily. is this a contraindication to taking it?
thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-11-2005, 10:40 PM
William Wagner
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Was the baby aspirin prescribed ? If not why take it if so speak about it with your doc. Make sure to speak of bruising concern. Document.

Bill

--
Garden Shade Zone 5 S Jersey USA in a Japanese Jungle Manner.39.6376 -75.0208
This article is posted under fair use rules in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, and is strictly for the educational and informative purposes. This material is distributed without profit.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-12-2005, 02:41 AM
Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

janet wrote:
Quote:
hi
it seems when i take a baby aspirin everyday it isn't long before i bruise very easily. is this a contraindication to taking it?
A relative one if your platelet count is normal.

An absolute one if your platelet count is low.

Would suggest you inform your doctor about the bruising.

Quote:
thanks
You are welcome, Janet.

All praises belong to the LORD, Whom I love with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength :-)

Would be more than happy to "glow" and chat about this and other things like cardiology, diabetes and nutrition that interest those following this thread here during the next on-line chat (12/15/05) from 6 to 7 pm EST:

http://tinyurl.com/cpayh

For those who are put off by the signature, my advance apologies for how the LORD has reshaped me:

http://tinyurl.com/bgfqt

Many Christmas blessings,

Andrew
http://tinyurl.com/b6xwk
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-12-2006, 05:43 PM
Harry Hirsute's Avatar
Harry Hirsute Harry Hirsute is offline
Lecturer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Propecia, CA
Posts: 1,840
Harry Hirsute will become famous soon enough
Default aspirin comment

janet,

I'm not a doctor but I did want to mention that there are alternatives to aspirin. Keep in mind that this post is intended to inform and not prescribe.

There are many natural substances that can promote healthy circulation, combat inflammation and improve overall heart health ... all with a lower risk of inappropriate bleeding/bruising.

Some of these substances are: grape seed extract, Pycnogenol (pine bark extract), bilberry, ginger, garlic, fish oil, vinpocetine, vitamin E complex and many others.

The good thing about many of these substances is that they often support the integrity of veins and capillaries in addition to assisting the flow of blood. Bottomline ... better circulation and stronger veins and capillaries (making them less likely to bleed/leak).

From a nutritional standpoint, I'd make sure to include plenty of vitamin C and vitamin K rich foods (unless your doctor advises against this). These nutrients will strengthen your circulatory system and moderate the viscosity of the blood. Apart from the nutrients these foods contain, they're often rich in certain phytochemicals that function like the supplements I mentioned above.

Be well,

HH
Reply With Quote
Reply
Please reply to this thread with any new information or opinions.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Daily Aspirin?? kind2creatures Heart Health 8 01-15-2010 06:11 PM
Pin Point Bruising on Legs! Sally B. Skin Health 18 04-10-2006 03:21 PM