Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Efficacy of aspirin for men and women are different

According to Associated Press reports: The United States Working Group found that to prevent heart disease and stroke, the efficacy of aspirin may be different because of their sex.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force reviewed at the beginning of 2002 from the National Institutes of Health in the United States subsidiary of female health study published in the article found that aspirin can reduce the risk of a heart attack the first male and female first stroke risk. Patients with more risk factors, aspirin more effective.

Article published in the "Yearbook of Internal Medicine," the article suggested that patients and doctors decide whether or not to use aspirin should be preceded by some, such as age, sex, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol level, smoking history and risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and other factors taken into account.

The Working Group also recommended that the range of 45-year-old to 79-year-old male can be between the use of aspirin to reduce heart attack rates, ranging from 55 to 79-year-old woman is the use of aspirin can reduce the incidence of ischemic brain death rate, because at these ages, the efficacy of aspirin in excess of its potential gastrointestinal bleeding caused by damage.

However, the proposal does not apply to those who are already suffering from heart attack or stroke patients.

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