Showing posts from March, 2019

Latest Aspirin Guideline.

Hello people. Trust you are well. Medical news alert!!! Are you aware of the fact that there is a New Aspirin guideline? I know this could be really confusing because one cannot help but wonder why there is so much confusion with aspirin. I remember when I was back in medical school, the teaching was that adults 40 years and older should be on a baby aspirin a day to reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke. The beauty of medicine is that learning is unending and research is constantly on-going. Evidence-based medicine is the goal. Taking a low-dose aspirin daily to prevent a heart attack or stroke is no longer recommended for adults age 70 or over, according to new guidelines. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association reversed previous guidance that recommended adults over the age of 50 take a baby aspirin a day to prevent cardiovascular problems. If you are over 70 years old with no previous stroke you shouldn’t take aspirin due to ri

The Menace Of Painkiller Abuse

March is National Kidney month so I decided to publish this article to help promote kidney health. Pain is not palatable. Yet pain is nature's way of warning us of what could be lurking within the human body. It's almost like a warning sign to deal with whatever is causing the pain. Many people have devised different ways to deal with their pain. Some pain are physical while some are deeply emotional. I am talking about the first one today. There was a day I was at the airport, innocently waiting in line for my turn to check in my bag when I looked far ahead of me and saw a man trying to reduce the size of his luggage probably because it was beyond the recommended weight of checkable luggage. Then with my eyes caught a large package of pain medications. Specifically, Advil which happens to be a non steroidal anti-inflammatory. You seriously cannot blame me for seeing it. I committed no crime. You can call it "lookery" if you like. I am simply very observant