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Aspirin for heart health – natural, safer alternatives are available

 

Last updated 11/30/2017 at Noon

Debi Foli

Special to the Village News

Consumers have been using aspirin for more than 100 years as a remedy for pain and for headaches in particular. Daily low-dose aspirin was recommended in more recent years as a way to reduce the risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular events. However, this therapy has its own risks, and the risks are serious.

Because aspirin thins the blood, it shows some benefit in preventing heart attack and stroke. It provides this benefit by preventing platelet aggregation, especially in atherosclerotic individuals.

However, the therapy has seriou...



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