Items Tagged ‘aspirin’

Ask the Doctors - Could a topical pain reliever help my sore shoulder?

May 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could a topical pain reliever help my sore shoulder?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I play in a weekend softball league and my shoulder aches for a couple of day after the game. Aspirin hurts my stomach so I wonder whether using a pain medication in a cream or ointment might help? Thanks to effective over-the-counter drugs, banishing minor aches or pains is as easy as a […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, aspirin, capsaicin, Dr. Eve Glazer, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, menthol, methyl salicylate, NSAIDs, topical pain relievers


Ask the Doctors - Who really needs to take a daily aspirin?

April 19, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Who really needs to take a daily aspirin?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: If you don’t have risk factors for having a heart attack, should you be taking aspirin every day? Let’s consider the risk factors, how aspirin works and the numbers. The risk factors for having a heart attack include diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, high LDL cholesterol (the so-called “bad” cholesterol) and age.  Aspirin […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, aspirin, colon cancer, daily aspirin, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart attack, low-dose aspirin


Ask the Doctors - Are PPIs safe over the long-term?

March 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Are PPIs safe over the long-term?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: Because I had an ulcer, three years ago a doctor wrote me a prescription for Prilosec and told me I had to take it for the rest of my life. But lately, articles in the newspaper have seemed to contradict his thinking, suggesting that Prilosec and similar medicines can cause heart problems. What’s […]

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Tags: acid-reducing histamine-2 blockers, angina, anti-inflammatory medications, aspirin, bleeding ulcer, blood thinner, cardio, cigarettes, Clostridium difficile, Dr. Robert Ashley, gastroesophageal reflux, heart


Ask the Doctors - Should you give aspirin to heart attack patients?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should you give aspirin to heart attack patients?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I just read your column about a daily aspirin regimen, which raised these questions for me: If someone appears to be in the middle of a heart attack, should you try to give them an aspirin? Also, does it pay to keep aspirin in the house just for that purpose? Dear Reader: To […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, aspirin, atherosclerosis, blood clot, cardio, coronary arteries, daily aspirin, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart, heart attack, heart health, oxygen