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Talk With Your Doctor About Taking Aspirin Everyday


The Basics

Taking aspirin every day can lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Ask your doctor about taking aspirin if you:
  • Are a man over 40
  • Are a woman past menopause
  • Smoke
  • Have high blood pressure, diabetes, or high blood cholesterol
  • Have a family history of heart disease

For most people, aspirin is safe. But it’s not right for everyone. That is why it’s important to talk to your doctor before you start taking aspirin every day.

Start Today: Small Steps
  • Call your doctor or health center. Make an appointment to talk about lowering your risk of heart attack.
  • Write a list of questions to ask your doctor. What kind of aspirin should you take? How much should you take? Should you take it every day?
  • If you already take aspirin, make it easy to remember. Put a note on your bathroom mirror where you will see it each day.

Learn how aspirin can help protect you from heart disease.

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