High blood pressure (hypertension) is a risk factor in heart disease. Low daily aspirin dosages have been safe and effective for heart disease prevention for years.
Aspirin has been shown to reduce blood pressure and prevent strokes. Experts believe aspirin’s cardiovascular benefits stem from its antiplatelet activity, which helps thin blood and makes it less sticky. This does not relate to its ability alter blood pressure.
Blood Pressure and Aspirin
The relationship between aspirin and high blood pressure is still controversial and limited research.
These key points are what we have so far.
- Pre-hypertension can be reduced by taking aspirin before bed in mild to untreated hypertension patients.
- Preeclampsia can lead to death in pregnant women who are at high risk. Low-dose aspirin can be taken at night but not at bedtime to lower blood pressure.
- People with hypertension who have been taking long-term high blood pressure medications for a while don’t appear to experience any changes in blood pressure.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug Aspirin is also known as NSAID. Patients with hypertension may experience elevated blood pressure due to NSAIDs.
There are many good reasons to take daily aspirin.
In certain circumstances, your healthcare provider might recommend a lower daily aspirin dosage.
Take, for example:
- You have had a stroke or heart attack in the past.
- Peripheral artery disease or stable coronary artery disease (CAD)
- Preeclampsia can be a serious condition in pregnant women.
Daily aspirin should not be taken if it is being used to lower blood pressure or for other reasons.
According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology, daily aspirin use may be considered dangerous. Aspirin thins blood and increases the risk of internal bleeding.
AHA/ACC, FDA and FDA recommend that patients refrain from taking aspirin without consulting their healthcare providers.
Aspirin can cause serious side effects.
Aspirin can cause severe bleeding in the stomach, small intestines, and even the brain.
- Other issues than bleeding include stomach problems and heartburn.
- Failure of kidneys
- Liver injury
- Tinnitus (or hearing loss) is often caused daily by high levels of aspirin.
There are some people who might be sensitive or allergic to
If Your Healthcare Provider Recommends Aspirin
If you’re allowed to take low dose aspirin daily, you must follow the instructions of your healthcare provider. If you use or take aspirin in the wrong dose, you could suffer side effects and complications.
Discuss other concerns with your healthcare provider before you take aspirin.
- What alcohol can you consume
- Certain medications and supplements should be avoided (e.g. aspirin, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, increase bleeding risk).
- If you have surgery, it is important to consider whether you should stop taking aspirin 12.
- How to deal with symptoms such as: Black or bloody stool
Lowering your blood pressure
Your healthcare provider might recommend lifestyle changes or safe and effective medication to lower blood pressure.
These lifestyle modifications are an example of how to achieve it:
- Restricting salt in your diet
- Losing weight, if you’re overweight or obese
- At least 30 minutes of exercise per day
- Avoid excessive alcohol consumption.
- Stop smoking
Your healthcare provider may recommend the following drugs:
- Thiazide diuretics
- Calcium channel blockers
- Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
- Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)
One Word From Our Side
High blood pressure should not be treated with aspirin. Even in some cases, this is true. Aspirin can cause bleeding or other complications. Before you take aspirin, consult your doctor.