Is it good for me or bad?

They say aspirin is good for your heart.   It will thin your blood.  It helps that pounding headache.  However, it can cause ulcers and erectile dysfunction.

Here are  Snopes and L.A. Times articles along with an email I received regarding the benefits of aspirin.

Dr. Virend Somers, a cardiologist  from the Mayo Clinic who is lead
author of the report in the Journal of the American College of

Most  heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6  A.M. and
noon, Somers said. Having one during the night, when the heart
should  be most at rest, means that something unusual happened.
Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show
that sleep apnea is to blame.

1.   If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at
night. The reason: aspirin has a 24-hour “half-life”.  therefore, if
most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the
aspirin would be strongest in your system.

2.   FYI, aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest
for years. (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar.) please read on.

Something that we can do to help ourselves – nice to know.

Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the
tongue.  They work much faster than the tablets.

Why keep aspirin by your bedside?

About Heart Attacks

There are other symptoms of an heart attack besides the pain on the
left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as
well  as nausea and lots of sweating, however these symptoms may
also occur less frequently.

Note:   There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack. The
of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep, did
not wake up.
However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep

If  that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth
and swallow them with a bit of water.

Afterwards: call 911 – phone a neighbor or a family member who lives
very close by  say “heart attack!” -say that you have taken 2
aspirins. – take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and
wait for their arrival and…  ~DO NOT LIE DOWN !!!!

A Cardiologist has stated that, if each person, after receiving this
e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life can be saved!

I have already shared the information- – What about you?