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Is Aspirin Hurting My Stomach?

Friday, 27 July 2012 09:31 AM EDT

Question: I have taken a daily aspirin for years, but I have irritable bowel syndrome and I’m wondering if the aspirin could be making it worse. What do you think?

Dr. Cwynar's answer:
Aspirin affects pH of the gut. It can cause bacterial overgrowth, bleeds, and leaky gut, to mention just a few GI disturbances linked to aspirin. If you feel you must take aspirin daily because of it's heart-protective qualities, please switch to a low-dose baby aspirin. Make sure you take your aspirin with daily probiotics. Caffeinated drinks and alcohol can make aspirin-related stomach problems worse, so you should avoid them.

© HealthDay

Daily aspirin can cause stomach problems and exacerbate irritable bowel syndrome.
Friday, 27 July 2012 09:31 AM
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