Now, a new study at the University of Maryland found that hospitalized COVID-19 patients taking a daily 81 mg dose of aspirin had a significantly lower risk of complications than not taking aspirin.
Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital ER Physician Drs. Michael Dangault reported, “Forty percent of the entire board did not need ventilators, no need to go to the ICU.”
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Dr. Densault says that aspirin’s ability to reduce blood clots may be major.
“We know that apart from being a respiratory virus, that COVID-19 causes very small clots at the local organ level,” Dr. Danault said.
Clotting and inflammation that sends many patients to the ICU.
So during this epidemic, should everyone take aspirin daily? Dr. Dangault states that this was a small correlation study and that without much research, he would not recommend it.
“It’s hard to say if they got better because of aspirin specifically or for other reasons,” Dr. Dougault explained.
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A Harvard study found that more than six million Americans are taking aspirin without doctor’s advice or knowledge. Experts call for people who do not have serious cardiovascular problems, risks can outweigh the potential benefits.
“Aspirin may increase the risk of irritation of the lining of your stomach or the lining of your stomach or an ulcer or an upper gastrointestinal bleeding,” Dr. Danagault said.
If you are thinking about taking daily baby aspirin for any health reason, it is important that you discuss this with your doctor first.
“Aspirin is cheap, it is widely available, and it could be a potential game changer, but we definitely need more perspective or stronger studies,” Dr. Donault said.
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