You and Your Health
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.