As late as 2007, a massive aspirin TV ad campaign promoting daily low dose aspirins took hold over millions, despite the growing awareness of side effects from this routine. Aspirin zombies were awakened.
Several studies had been conducted on daily aspirin use for over two decades. The studies had mixed results, mostly negative. Gastric hemorrhaging (stomach bleeding) and ulcer production affected close to one-third of the trial subjects.
That seemed tolerable to some, since second heart attacks were reduced. However, fatal heart attacks were not reduced at all by taking low dose aspirin daily.
After a few more years of observation, other side effects manifested. Those on daily aspirin regimens had a twofold increase in hemorrhagic brain strokes, which cripple and kill. In other more recent studies, kidney and liver problems appeared as a result of daily low dose aspirin.
And now, another so-called side effect from daily low dose aspirin has popped up: Blindness. The age group usually involved with daily aspirins for heart protection is in the same age group most vulnerable to Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Wet macular degeneration is the type of AMD most likely to develop into blindness. And the rate of wet AMD occurrences among daily aspirin pill poppers was twice that of senior citizens not taking low dose daily aspirin.
So here we are with this allopathic compulsive blood thinning anti-coagulant: Just as likely to die from a heart attack, twice as likely to suffer a stroke, and very likely to undergo stomach bleeding or ulcers with maybe some kidney or liver damage.
And if you survive those "side effects", you still may end up suffering from blindness. There must be better pills to pop, or why bother. Even though most mainstream MDs don't know about them; there are several.
So many of the alternative treatments to prevent stoke and heart attack reside in the herbal and vitamin category. These herbs have lots of other things going for them aside from some blood thinning. They often provide bioflavinoids and vitamins and minerals that that nourish the vascular system, reduce inflammation and some even contribute to clearing plaque. Aspirin does not of the above except thin blood.
People also have to note that strokes are caused by two different imbalances. One is when the blood is too thick and the other is when the blood is too thin. Taking supplements that mildly thin the blood and strenghten the vascular system is a huge advantage to long term survival