Long-term Aspirin consumption may cause blindness

Long-term Aspirin consumption may cause blindness

Got a two times greater risk than others to disease age-related macular degeneration.

People who regularly take aspirin for years more at risk of experiencing some vision problems, which leads to blindness.

A study involving 2389 people, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, showed that aspirin users had a two times greater risk than others to disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

AMD is a disease of impaired vision due to damage to the retina, making sufferers experience a disruption in the field of vision.

Eating a small dose of aspirin every day can reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack in patients with heart disease. Even the drug believed to prevent cancer.

In a study conducted by the University of Sydney, Australia was discovered that one of the volunteers in the study were taking aspirin at least once a week. The parsipan average is in the mid 60s.

They then undergo a vision test after five, ten and 15 years.

At the end of the study the researchers found that patients who took aspirin 9.3 suffering from AMD. Only 3.7 percent of those not taking aspirin who suffer from the disease.

“The increased risk of AMD is detected after ten and 15 years. This suggests that the magnitude of the dose is crucial,” the results of the study.

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