This is a manufactured substance, and as such, can cause side-effects. If you have a condition, never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider before taking this substance.
Manufactured cause

Aspirin

Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is a medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. Specific inflammatory conditions in which it is used include Kawasaki disease, pericarditis, and rheumatic fever. Aspirin given shortly after a heart attack decreases the risk of death. Aspirin is also used long-term to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in people at high risk. Aspirin may also decrease the risk of certain types of cancer, particularly colorectal cancer. For pain or fever, effects typically begin within 30 minutes. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and works similar to other NSAIDs but also irreversibly blocks the normal functioning of platelets.

Protective Factor
0 effects
Measured in serving

Caution

Common side effects include an upset stomach. More significant side effects include stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, and worsening asthma. Bleeding risk is greater among those who are older, drink alcohol, take other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or are on blood thinners. Aspirin is not recommended in the last part of pregnancy. It is not generally recommended in children with infections because of the risk of Reye's syndrome. High doses may result in ringing in the ears.

Recommended Dosage

Less than 16 pills per month

Aspirin Health Benefits

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Running speed Musculoskeletal outcome
Running speed
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Oesophagus cancer Digestive outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Aerobic Exercise Capacity Musculoskeletal outcome
Aerobic Exercis...
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Cardiovascular ...
Cardiovascular

Minor Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Stomach cancer (Gastric cancer) Digestive outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Fatigue Musculoskeletal outcome
Fatigue
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Stroke Brain outcome
Stroke
Brain

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Lung cancer Respiratory outcome
Lung cancer
Respiratory

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

2 studies

Breast Cancer Reproductive outcome
Breast Cancer
Reproductive

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Colorectal Cancer Digestive outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

3 studies

Pregnancy & Birth Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

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