Aspirin belongs to the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) group of drugs. It is used to relieve mild to moderate pain caused by headaches, toothaches, and muscle aches. It is used in lower doses to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack, as it prevents blood clots.

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I suffer from headaches and bad sinus pressure. Could any food items be a trigger?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently did an intolerance test that came back with a few items. I suffer from getting bad sinus pressure and headaches. I have had surgeries and did botox, and taken medicines. Still no help. I know some triggers like carbonated drinks and chocolate will start right away. Can you give ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. We need a sinus CT (computed tomography) scan and nasal endoscopy to rule out sinus problems. Do you have any of those? If so, please upload the same and revert to me. What test did you do for substances you are intolerant to? Is it a blood ...  Read Full »

Why am I prescribed tablet Aspirin 150 mg after my pregnancy scan?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 weeks pregnant. I am taking antiplatelet medication Aspirin 150 mg after the first scan and my doctor suggested continuing the medication till 34 weeks. I would like to know whether it is safe to take this Aspirin during the last trimester. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Aspirin is a medication that is often prescribed to pregnant women to reduce the risk of certain pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction. It works by preventing blood clots and ...  Read Full »

My asthmatic grandmother has shortness of breath and raised heartbeat with blocked vessels. Are Aspirin and Metoprolol safe for her?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother is asthmatic and now she has developed shortness of breath and raised heartbeat on walking for the last few months. Her ECG showed some blocked vessels as per the doctor. She has been prescribed Aspirin along with Metoprolol. Are these medicines safe for asthmatics?  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Aspirin and Metoprolol are the commonly prescribed medications for people with cardiovascular issues, including those with blocked vessels. However, it is important to note that asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that affects the lun...  Read Full »

I am 18 weeks pregnant with a negligible amount of amniotic fluid. Can I take Lrzin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 weeks pregnant but have had very low amniotic fluid since week 14. A recent scan shows a normally growing fetus. Can I take Lrzin? Does it increase the fluid? How many sachets should I take daily (pre or post-meal)? I am on Obimin and 1/4 tablet of Aspirin as well. So, is it sa...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It would be better if you send me your previous medical, surgical, gynecological, and obstetric history. It is good news that the fetus is growing well. You were advised to take Aspirin and Obimin only in this pregnancy or in previous pregnancies as well? My advice:...  Read Full »

Will cardiac and BP medication cause increased urinary output?

Query: Hi doctor, Before two months, I had one stent put in the complete blocked artery. Scans showed heart muscle damage from an old heart attack this was caused by me not taking my BP drugs. So for the first time in my life I have stuck to taking all my prescribed drugs, these were Aspirin 75 mg, Amlodip...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to All the medicines you are taking are essential medicines and should not be stopped except in case of severe allergy. None of these medicines cause increased urination. Amlodipine is a blood pressure lowering medicine, it can be changed to some other medicine. This medi...  Read Full »

What is Lp-PLA2 test done for?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47 year old female. My height is 5'4" and weight is 120 pounds. I have slightly elevated cholesterol level and so I had a blood test done before three months for Lp-PLA2, which came back high. I had it repeated this week, exactly three months later and it came back double high. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Lp-PLA2 (lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2) is a marker of inflammation and can be raised in any atherosclerosis or even inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. However predominantly it is used as a cardiac marker. I need ...  Read Full »

My balance gets impaired when I shake my head. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51 year old male. I have never had any medical condition prior. I spent a very cold day outside and woke up the next day with a feel of dizzy (like I am drunk), queasy and tired. There is no pain, cough or discharge. When I move my head from side to side my balance gets impaired...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your problem seems to be due to inner ear infection leading to impairment of balance on head movements and ringing sensation in ear known as tinnitus. You need ear examination and complete vestibular functions assessment and evaluation by an ENT (ear, nose and throat) sp...  Read Full »

What is Ecosprin AV 75 used for?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes, my father used to get chest pain. Angiography showed that he has a LAD bridging and vessels are normal and clear. His echo is normal. His BP, blood sugar and cholesterol are normal. After the chest pain, he was given the following medicines for one year. They are Stator, Is...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have noted all details of your father. A myocardial bridge means that a group of muscle fibers are present on the top of coronary artery instead of on the bottom. In almost 40% cases, it is asymptomatic. However, in some patient the bunch of muscles pushes the c...  Read Full »

Is there any issue with my echo report?

Query: Hi doctor,I had anterior myocardial infarction five years back, and I was on medications until angiogram and angioplasty were done last year. My last month echo report states, mid anterior septum, anterior wall, and anterolateral wall thinned and hypokinetic. Apical septum, LV apex thinned, and akin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These are changes due to AWMI (anterior wall myocardial infarction). You are having dysfunction of the heart, which is of moderate intensity. It is a significant dysfunction, but manageable. Normal functioning of the heart is more than 55 %, and yours is 40 %. Survival...  Read Full »

Why is Aspirin advised for high RBC and hemoglobin count?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old male. My hemoglobin was 18.3 g/dL, but it has come down to 17.7 g/dL since the last two months. My RBC count varies between 6.1 to 6.27 now, and PCV is 51.9 %. I am taking mini Aspirin as suggested by my doctor. Do I have any reason to worry?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your hemoglobin level, RBC (red blood cells), and PCV (packed cell volume) are high. The lymph node, liver, and spleen need to be clinically examined. Do you have a history of dizziness, weakness, and stroke? High level of RBC and hemoglobin can cause blood clots and can ...  Read Full »

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