Results from aspirin studies

After research was finalized concerning aspirin and how it may impact both the incidence of stroke among people and how it could affect their overall health once the stroke itself has occurred, the findings of the research have indicated that there is no actual benefit to be gained. The results were reached after different patients were placed under clinical trials that involved randomized participants received 100mg of aspirin on alternating days while the others received only placebos. There are some interesting tidbits about the findings however, as it would seem the insignificant number was reached mainly because of a failure for the drug to tally any result of significance for hemorrhagic strokes. When it came to other kinds of strokes such as ischemic strokes and transient ischemic attacks, the risk of incidence for these was significantly decreased.

What the outcomes mean

Considering now that the studies have shown a somewhat varied conclusion with regards to the relationship that exists between strokes and aspirin, gathering any form of medical advice from the findings needs to be done only after great detailing has been involved. On one hand, the studies would seem to indicate the importance of drugs that can alleviate blood pressure. It would seem that taking these kinds of drugs would be helpful to people looking to avoid an incidence of a stroke and the sometimes grim outcomes that may emerge from them. There is some caution that should also be taken along with these findings however. The temptation from receiving these findings is for people outside of the medical community to automatically assume that aspirin can now be used as a wonder drug to take the place of proper diet and exercise, but this is certainly not true. Aspirin can only work for certain kinds of strokes, and even then, they can only reduce the incidence of them and not automatically eliminate them.

After the stroke outcomes

The results on whether or not aspirin has an appreciable effect on how someone’s condition may be after an incidence of stroke is not quite as definite as it is for the incidence. There are studies that have shown somewhat of a significant link between aspirin and how it may reduce the severity of post-stroke effects, but it is far from being conclusive. Conflicting results that range from stating and aspirin may have an effect to it having no affected whatsoever has obviously given researchers pause in terms of them being able to release any reliable information with regards to this matter. In light of this, studies are continuing to be held to find a more definitive answer for the issue, and in the meantime, researchers deeply involved within the project continue to stress the importance of prevention and lowering blood pressure so that the stroke itself is avoided and possible impairments that may result from it are altogether avoided.