Beware of Long-Term Aspirin Use

A total of 19,114 persons with a median age of 74 years were enrolled in a study, reported in the September 16, 2018 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

9525 were randomly assigned to receive aspirin and 9589 to receive placebo. The rate of major hemorrhage was higher in the aspirin group than in the placebo group. The study concluded that aspirin use in healthy elderly persons did not prolong disability-free survival over a period of 5 years.

The take away? Daily use of low-dosage aspirin is thought to improve blood flow. Serious pharma drugs do the same thing: Warfarin, Eliquis, Pradaxa, Savaysa, Xarelto.. (Hey, isn’t Savaysa the word for “beer” in Spanish??)

Healthy blood flow is essential to health – blood delivers oxygen and nutrients, while removing waste from tissue. Being hydrated helps blood flow, certainly. But minor studies also indicate that drinking water that is rich in oxygen also helps avoid agglutination – or sticky blood cells. Ditch the aspirin and drink the best drink you can drink today – oxygen infused water! OLÉ !