If you are a frequent aspirin user then you may be putting yourself at risk of developing ailments other.s than those that you are trying to use aspirin to cure. It turns out that frequent aspirin users are more likely to develop a form of macular degeneration than those who seldom use aspirin. A new study now shows us that we should start looking at how much aspirin we take more seriously.
This is big news because many people rely on aspirin for their survival. Not only does this commonly used medication ease your pain, but millions of people who suffer from heart diseases take low doses of aspirin frequently to reduce their likelihood of having a stroke or a heart attack. This medication is supposed to save lives.
With macular degeneration there is the “wet” form and the “dry” form. Developing the “dry” form of the illness is more likely, but older adults who do develop the “wet” form experience a fast progression of the illness which results in vision loss. Only 10-15 percent of macular degeneration cases are of the “wet” form.
With “wet” macular degeneration tiny blood vessels begin to grow under the retina (where they do not belong.) Then those new blood vessels will burst or leak, resulting in the development of scar tissue that begins to cloud your vision. Age has been the largest link in the development of macular degeneration. The only other factor that has been found in connection to the disease, so far, is smoking.