Dr Oz: Ibuprofen Stroke Risk & Aspirin Dose to Prevent Heart Attack

By on February 11, 2013

Dr Oz: Prevent Heart Attack Take 2 Aspirin a Day

Dr. Oz shared important information you need to know about the risks involved with taking too much Acetaminophen on a regular basis. He also shared a non-medication remedy to treat your next headache that does not cause any harmful side effects.

Dr Oz: Ibuprofen Leads to Stroke

Dr Oz: Ibuprofen Stroke Risk & Aspirin Dose to Prevent Heart Attack

Dr Oz says if you are over 40 you should take 2 low-dose Aspirin a day to prevent a heart attack.

Ibuprofen, found in products like Advil, Motrin, and Midol, may be the first thing you reach for when having back or joint pain, but did you know if you take it too often it can triple your risk for a stroke? Dr. Oz says he knew the risk associated with Ibuprofen and stomach bleeding, he had no idea it could increase your risk for a stroke. Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil explained that taking Ibuprofen over long periods of time can cause you to retain water, which can lead to high blood pressure. High blood pressure affects the small blood vessels that go to the brain, which is why the risk for a stroke increases, as well an increase in your risk for developing blood clots. The maximum daily recommended dose of Ibuprofen is 600MG, but you should also be aware that it should not be taken regularly for more than 10 days in a row. However, Dr. Oz feels you should not be taking these types of medications for more than 3 days in a row and he suggests talking to someone about your pain or seeking alternatives to treat your discomfort.

Dr Oz: Ibuprofen Warning Signs

Dr. Oz says that there some important warning signs to keep in mind If you take Ibuprofen on a regular basis because they could be putting your health, or even your life, at risk.

High Blood Pressure – Dr. Nampiaparampil says that while many of us only relate high blood pressure to the foods we eat, it can often be caused by the medications we are taking.

Dr Oz: Treat Pain Without Medication

A better option to taking too much medication for your pain is to alternate between something like Ibuprofen and Heated Pain Patches. Pain Patches are safer because they are attached directly to the skin and the medication penetrates through your skin, rather than into your stomach and blood stream. These patches will help to alleviate your pain without the side effects related to over-the-counter medications.

Dr Oz: Aspirin Dose

Dr. Oz says there is on over-the-counter medication that could be the answer to more than you thought possible. Aspirin has been offering medical benefits for many years, but could it be the wonder drug that doctors and researchers have been looking for? Dr. Oz explained that most issues in the body are caused by inflammation, which is reduced when a person takes aspirin. Here are Dr. Oz’s dosing guidelines for taking Aspirin:

  • Headache or muscle ache: Take 325MG every 4-6 hours
  • Do not give Aspirin to children
  • Do not take more than 4,000 MG per day, which are 12 doses
  • Prevent Heart Attack: Take 2 low-dose Aspirin a day if you are over 40
  • If you think you are having a heart attack: Chew 325 MG or 4 low-dose Aspirins and absorb it under your tongue so it gets into your system quickly.

Dr Oz: Health Truth vs Lies

Dr. Oz wondered if some members of his audience would know the difference between a truth and a lie where their health is concerned, so he challenged one of them to a little quiz. He gave her 3 statements and she had to determine which two were true and which one was a lie.

  1. Beets boost your memory – Truth
  2. Ginger regulates your cholesterol – Truth
  3. Mangos help you sleep – Lie
  1. Dr. Oz was born in Delaware – Lie
  2. Dr. Oz played water polo in college – Truth
  3. Dr. Oz worked on a Denzel Washington movie – Truth

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Comments to Dr Oz: Ibuprofen Stroke Risk & Aspirin Dose to Prevent Heart Attack

  1. jane gaither says:

    can i take aspirin if i take blood thinner

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