Experts have found negative effects that occur in the organisms of elderly people.
Aspirin healthy people can do far more harm than good, say British scientists.
Healthy elderly people who take aspirin to prevent stroke may actually hurt yourself doing this, stated scientists from Oxford University.
According to British researchers, over the past 25 years, the number of strokes associated with taking krovanistaya drugs like aspirin and warfarin, increased 7 times.
The risk is particularly high in patients older than 75 years and in healthy elderly people. However, according to scientists, people with cardiovascular diseases should not stop taking aspirin.
Scientists from Oxford University showed that the number of hemorrhagic strokes in the period from 1981 to 1985 and from 2002 to 2006 is significantly different. The researchers found that the number of strokes that are caused by high blood pressure decreased by 65%, which means that the total number of strokes decreased by at least half. However, in the age group older than 75 years, the number of strokes remained unchanged during the 25 years of observation.
However, a closer examination revealed that this consistency was achieved due to the increase in the number of strokes in the group of patients who received antithrombotic prophylaxis. In the first decade, the proportion of patients with stroke effects of antithrombotic drugs was only 4%, while in the subsequent time, this number is closer to 40%.
People who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease, take aspirin to reduce the risk of blood clots, which can clog a major vessel and cause death. However, many healthy patients have also started to take the drug in hopes to reduce the risk of stroke. According to the head of research, Dr. Peter Rothwell, the increased number of people who take aspirin may soon be the reason that aspirin will be the leading factor of stroke over the age of 75 years. According to him, aspirin healthy people can carry far more risks than benefits.