The side effects of aspirin therapy are becoming more and more concerning… A few years ago I read a survey that revealed which health issues concerned retirement-age and elderly people the most. “Vision health” nearly topped the list. That didn’t surprise me at all. It’s dreadful to imagine the isolation and fear that must come [...]
Eyes & Eyesight
More than 2 million Britons have cataracts and in the US these numbers rise to up to 22 million. I know you don’t want to join their ranks. Your risk increases if you have a family history of diabetes, or a history of smoking, or long-term steroid use. But UV exposure ranks as one of the most serious risk factors.
At HSI, weve been looking for something that addresses age-related macular degeneration (AMD) for a long time.
Ten years ago, doctors were punting a daily dose of aspirin against almost every imaginable ailment and made wild promises like its ability to reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
That was ten years ago and doctors probably did not know better back then (or they did and just kept quiet) and neither did their patients…
However, since then study after study have shown that daily aspirin use increases the risk of intestinal bleeding and potentially fatal haemorrhage.
Adding to that, a recent study showed there was likely no benefit in taking aspirin to help prevent AMD. In fact, the aspirin/AMD connection has come full circle with some very disturbing news for anyone who values their eyesight.