Aspirin for stroke prevention in women

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Avatar m tn In addition, I now follow the recently revised American Diabetes Association guidelines for aspirin use in people with diabetes. Whereas the ADA used to recommend low-dose aspirin for every diabetic patient over the age of 40, their new guidelines suggest aspirin as a prevention strategy only in those with diabetes whose cardiovascular risk is above average. This includes men over age 50 or women over age 60 with at least one additional major risk factor.
Avatar n tn In addition, I now follow the recently revised American Diabetes Association guidelines for aspirin use in people with diabetes. Whereas the ADA used to recommend low-dose aspirin for every diabetic patient over the age of 40, their new guidelines suggest aspirin as a prevention strategy only in those with diabetes whose cardiovascular risk is above average. This includes men over age 50 or women over age 60 with at least one additional major risk factor.
Avatar m tn There are risk factors that one cannot avoid such as a family history of stroke, prior stroke, aging, etc. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.
Avatar n tn One recent study from NY in June of this year looking at PFO and cryptogenic stroke found no significant difference between aspirin or coumadin for recurrence of stroke. So long answer to your question (without knowing your wife's full clinical history), yes I think she is on an appropriate course of treatment at this time. Also, if she smokes, she should definitely stop. Followup will be important with a good neurologist, preferably a stroke specialist.
Avatar n tn Normal EKG and treadmill stress test which were done by phys ther in a early diabetes prevention study I volunteered for-did quite well for awhile till work sabotaged it-lots of job stress :-) age 45, went back to allergist, "crossed the border to mild asthma" left with Zyrtec, Flonase, Albuterol, Epipen...overkill. Forget Flonase, tried Albuterol couple episodes, with no noticeable increase in depth of breath. However, Zyrtec is a miracle allergy drug....
Avatar m tn In addition, I now follow the recently revised American Diabetes Association guidelines for aspirin use in people with diabetes. Whereas the ADA used to recommend low-dose aspirin for every diabetic patient over the age of 40, their new guidelines suggest aspirin as a prevention strategy only in those with diabetes whose cardiovascular risk is above average. This includes men over age 50 or women over age 60 with at least one additional major risk factor.
Avatar n tn what is my risk of futue strokes given my history? Is aspirin the best prevention? Should I consider repairing the PFO (my doctors are not in favor of this)? Thanks for any adivse on this.
Avatar n tn I have been getting burst blood vessels in my fingers (and even occasionally in my feet) for no apparent reason for many years. I am 41. It happens with very light to no exertion, and it stings then turns purple. It happened again to me this morning, and it's very disconcerting. I have also had problems in the past with excessive bleeding after surgery (2 occasions), and gums that bleed during a normal dental cleaning.
Avatar n tn Wow, Include me in too. I am here for vibrating in my stomach and somehow came across this.Yep I got an indent in top front of my head. I noticed about 2 months ago and I thought about having it checked out but didnt. I have noticed mine has filled in for now. I dont know why or how it happened but its not as deep as it was. Unless it starts getting deeper I will probably not worry so much about it.
Avatar n tn They tried to convert him with drugs, but as we get older, it becomes more and more difficult to get back into normal sinus rythm. Coumadin looses some of its effectiveness for stroke prevention in the elderly, and can cause as much harm as good....hemorrhagic stroke for example as bloodvessels become more fragile....you are not in that age group, not yet.....and he remained on Aspirin. He got a stroke in the frontal lobe several month ago, and that brought about a general decline.
1344197 tn?1392822771 Studies have yielded conflicting results about their use, with some observational studies suggesting that high calcium intake is protective against vascular disease, and others showing that calcium supplements speed vascular calcification and increase mortality in patients with kidney failure and increase cardiovascular events and MI in women.
807420 tn?1238225628 Cluster headaches are the worst, and also the rarest headaches experienced, only affecting about 1% of the population. They are more common in men than women, in fact, 90% of people that get them are men. Women who get them describe them as being worse than childbirth. Symptoms vary from person to person, can be random, or, more often, on a "schedule", at the same time each month, year etc.
Avatar m tn I have had a cat scan which turned up nothing abnormal and have been referred to a neurologist by both the optician and my dr. By some stroke of luck there was a cancellation for the neurologist so I am able to get in tomorrow. There was apparently nothing wrong with my eye but the optician did feel that something was wrong with my optic nerve (can't remember if he said it was swollen or something was pushing onto it?
Avatar n tn The sensation is as if my head and neck are throbbing with pressure and I have to stop walking or slow down and stop and stand still for a minute or so to make the sensation stop. Sounds are muffled in rhythm with the pulsations and I sometimes feel as if I will pass out, but never have. There is no pain. I have been checked throughly by my GP, a cardiologist, and an electrophysiologist and none of them could find a cause.
928257 tn?1296677092 However, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends it only be considered in women starting at age 55. - Claritin-D is not a supplement either. It is used largely for allergic rhinitis. A Women's One a Day supplement would likely contain additional vitamin B complex.
Avatar n tn Also take atenolol for heart arrythmias and Tricor for high cholesterol/triglycerides. Baby aspirin reginment for the the prevention of another stroke. ( I am allergic to such as Plavix). My right carotid artery blocked off completely when the stroke happened. Left carotid is also blocked to about 60 %. Yes, I am a real mess : ( and I think living under massive duress in an abusive marriage for 15 years did the majority of this; the rest is hereditary I suppose and diet, etc.
Avatar n tn Dear frend, 1)There is no definite answer to your question, it is a matter of weighing risks and benefits. In studies using tamoxifen for prevention, women with atypical ductal hyperplasia who took tamoxifen for five years had an 86 percent decrease in subsequent breast cancers. On the risk side are side effects of tamoxifen hot flashes etc, the risks of endometrial cancer and blood clots are rare, but increase in women over the age of 55.
Avatar m tn In fact, the rates of death in this study were lower than predicted for women using hormone therapy, so in fact the vitamins may have been protective but the benefit of vitamins was drowned out because of the harmful effects of hormones in the vitamin users. 2.Iron should not be given to older women. Older women should never take iron unless they have anemia. Iron is a known oxidant and excess iron causes oxidative stress and can lead to cardiovascular disease and more.
Avatar n tn I am so sorry to keep asking these questions but i am desperate for find a reason for the many symptoms that I have-I want to ask my doctor straight out if he has done this test-is you can tell me what is the name of this blood draw to detect these antibodies
284078 tn?1282620298 ) Her ocular pressure was actually only slightly elevated and with cessation of the Topamax, her pressure returned to normal in a day, while it took over a week for her vison to return to normal. It was extremely impressive the way the lens moved forward initially. After a week, the lens moved back to normal position and the eye looked completely different as if from another person. It was really something I will never forget.
Avatar f tn Can someone tell me what kind of meds works best for the pain in the head. I tried Vicodin but got tired of being nausea, Then I was on Butalbital and that was worse-didnt help the pain. Now I have pain on the right side (tumor was left frontal). I had to start the Vicodin again to ease the pain but have to tolerate the nausea. How do you know if your brain is swelling? So many questions and no answers....
Avatar n tn Few examples- Heritable connective-tissue disorders,Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV,Fibromuscular dysplasia,Cystic medial necrosis,Marfan syndrome Spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection is a common cause of ischemic stroke in patients younger than 50 years and accounts for up to 25% of ischemic strokes in young and middle-aged patients. Now you could understand why you were tested for various antibodies.
Avatar n tn Hormone therapy may be used for moderate to severe menopausal symptoms. For women who have had a hysterectomy, estrogen should be used alone, orally or as a transdermal patch, lotion, or gel. Women who have a uterus, if given any type of estrogen, are also given a progestin (as combination therapy) because unopposed estrogen increases risk of endometrial cancer. For most women, risks of oral hormone therapy outweigh benefits.
429155 tn?1205676864 Tried to sleep, no joy so went for another 3 mile walk, pain in legs gets bad. Sunday 18;30 Had to take Terri to hospital, ( bad cut to finger ). Home at 21;00 had some food, bed at 22:00, ARMS AND LEGS DRIVING ME CRAZY,REAL BAD,got up at 23:00 went on computer, then went for a drive, home at 01:30, back to bed, and after a lot of thrashing about, holy of holies I sleep for 3 hrs, wake up and dressing gown is drenched in sweat, back to bed get another 1hrs sleep, then up at 07:30.
1162347 tn?1293506770 As the days go by I find more women who did not opt for a reconstruction, it is silly to suffer that much more to have a breast that no one will ever see and which may in future not be helpful, after all we women are not worth because of breasts but for who we are and what we do in life. I am happy with my decision too. My team told me that it is necessary to use a prosthesis, this to avoid neck, shoulder and back pain because the body is not balanced.
181575 tn?1250202386 Let's keep this URT free of comments. For comments, start a new thread indicating that it's in reference to URT. We'll see how it goes.
Avatar f tn In June of 2009 I had a Nova Sure ablation with great results. I have no bleeding at all now and have had little to no pain. In December I suddenly had severe lower abdominal pain that originated just below the belly button and radiated to both sides and around my back. This pain was very sharp, brought me to a fetal position and induced vomiting. The severe pain lasted about 1 1/2 hrs and then eased up leaving me with a constant aching pain in my lower abdomen.
Avatar n tn I have had the same symptoms as many of the others who have posted - various parts of my face, especially lips and tongue, sometimes eyelids or chin, swell up to painful proportions for no apparent reason. I also sometimes get unexplained and very itchy hives on my body. It usually takes roughly 18 hours for it to disappear entirely, sometimes less if I take enough Prednisolone early enough.
Avatar f tn I have also the same problem. one year back i went for a trek. I walked for 21 - 22 km in a heavy rain i don have dry clothes too... as soon as I reached on fort i slept for 3 hrs as i was very tired with wet clothes ... when i woke i felt the same we all are goin through ...
Avatar n tn I lost 50 pounds on my own when I got better and was no longer confined to bed and a wheelchair but since my metabolism has turned off I am now seeing a Dr. who speacializes in treating patients with Topamax for weight loss. He started me at 25mg for the first week then 50mg the second week and now I am on 100 mg. I have been doing this for 10 weeks and have lost 36 pounds. The first week I started the Topamax my brain was really foggy but my body adjusted.