An Asprin A Day Also Keeps The Doctor Away

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

About Asprin

Aspirin (USAN), also known as acetylsalicylic acid, is a salicylate drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication.

Aspirin also has an antiplatelet effect by inhibiting the production of thromboxane, which under normal circumstances binds platelet molecules together to create a patch over dama of the walls within blood vessels. Because the platelet patch can become too large and also block blood flow, locally and downstream, aspirin is also used long-term, at low doses, to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clot formation in people at high risk for developing blood clots. It has also been established that low doses of aspirin may be given immediately after a heart attack to reduce the risk of another heart attack or of the death of cardiac tissue.

The main undesirable side effects of aspirin are gastrointestinal ulcers, stomach bleeding, and tinnitus, especially in higher doses. In children and adolescents, aspirin is no longer used to control flu-like symptoms or the symptoms of chickenpox or other viral illnesses, because of the risk of Reye's syndrome.

Aspirin was the first discovered member of the class of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), not all of which are salicylates, although they all have similar effects and most have inhibition of the enzyme cyclooxygenase as their mechanism of action. Today, aspirin is one of the most widely used medications in the world, with an estimated 40,000 tonnes of it being consumed each year. In countries where Aspirin is a registered trademark owned by Bayer, the generic term is acetylsalicylic acid (ASA).

Asprin And Heart Attacks

I had heard the information about aspirin. Had no idea about the new Bayer. Sounds smart to have on hand. 

Caring for the heart

Something new from Bayer!! 

Something that we can do to help ourselves.  Nice to know. 

Caring for the heart   

Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve under the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets 

Why keep aspirin by your bedside? 

About Heart Attacks

There are other symptoms of an heart attack besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well asnausea and lots of sweating, however these symptoms may also occur less frequently. 

Note: There may be no pain in the chest during a heart attack.  The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep, did not wake up.. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.

If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water. 

Afterwards:

  • phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by
  • say "heart attack!"
  • say that you have taken 2 aspirins.
  • take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and....
  • do NOT lie down