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Is there anything wrong with taking a 300mg aspirin tablet

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Is there anything wrong with taking a 300mg aspirin tablet once a week as a preventative measure against cancer/heart disease/strokes?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr .Saeed ahmed replied 4 years ago.

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

Hello, Thank you for your question. I will try my best to help you with your questions. Do you have any risk factors like diabetes ? high blood pressure ?

JACUSTOMER-qxy09mab- :

Hi

JACUSTOMER-qxy09mab- :

I think I'm pre-diabetic ...(overweight) and am trying to lose weight

JACUSTOMER-qxy09mab- :

but nothing else officially diagnosed ...

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

Thank you for your reply.

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

Respected customer there are no indications for use of aspirin in your case. No indications for use of aspirin below age of 55 years in most trials if you do not have any risk factors like coronary artery disease.

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

http://my.americanheart.org/professional/StatementsGuidelines/ByTopic/TopicsA-C/AspirinAntiplatelet-Agents_UCM_320676_Article.jsp

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

Above is a link for the guidelines that only support its use in coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation.