Lifestyle not more pills
A recently published study in the Lancet found that long-term use of aspirin in people is associated with an increased risk of gastric (stomach) bleeding and death.
Doctors prescribe aspirin to people with heart attacks to help reduce the risk of further episodes.
To help counter gastric bleeding, the researchers recommended that people take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medication.
A PPI is an acid-blocking drug used to treat heartburn and acid reflux.
Evidence shows that long-term use of PPIs is associated with heart disease and death.
Heart attacks result from a lack of blood and oxygen supply to the heart muscles.
A combination of narrowing and blockage of the arteries supplying the heart muscle by plague causes the lack of blood supply.
Plaque is made from cholesterol.
Plaque is used by the body to repair the lining of the arteries.
Autoimmune-generated inflammation (where the body attacks its cells) damages the lining of the arteries.
Autoimmune inflammation results from poor lifestyle choices, especially a poor diet.
Lifestyle, not more pills.
This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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