Aspirin has long been given to patients for prevention of stroke and heart
attack, but the new trend for Aspirin is lowering the risks of developing
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Physicians say that the stickiness of platelets
which causes blood clots is reduced by taking aspirin which is a blood
thinner and aids in blood flow. However there are a number of side effects
related to aspirin intake especially for patients in the ‘grey area of
health’ meaning they don’t find it necessary, but they are using it for
The Times Online said, “The groups below are most prone to side effects.
Heavy drinkers and anyone taking anti-inflammatory drugs such as diclofenac
or ibuprofen or modern Prozac-type antidepressants (all of which irritate
the lining of the stomach increasing the risk of serious bleeds). Anyone
with a previous history of severe indigestion, stomach ulcers or past
Doctors and researchers urge patients to consult their physician before
using aspirin (even in low-doses) daily.