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Health Tip:  When Aspirin Therapy May Be Harmful

Low-dose aspirin therapy helps lower the risk of heart attack in many people, but it isn’t for everyone.

The American Diabetes Association says you should avoid aspirin therapy if:

  * You have an allergy to aspirin.
  * You bleed easily.
  * You’ve had recent bleeding in the digestive tract.
  * You have active liver disease.
  * You are younger than age 21.

The association says you should check with your doctor to determine if aspirin therapy is safe for you.