Blood vessels If a patient is on the continuous regime of aspirin, the blood vessels are most affected. Long use of aspirin can cause a blood vessel to “BURST”. Remember that aspirins are blood thinners (they help prevent blood clots) and also use to prevent heart attacks. Long term use of aspirin can cause bleeding. This can lead to hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain), and gastrointestinal bleeding.
Long term use of aspirin increases the risk of developing stomach gastric ulcer. Continuous use of aspirin damages the protective layer of the stomach which predisposes the stomach wall to acid damage. If a person is already bleeding or has a bleeding disorder, taking aspirin will make the person bleed more and this can become life-threatening.
Those who are taking some aspirin would usually need to take them for certain conditions. In some cases, though, aspirin can cause some problems. Taking aspirin can usually make the blood vessels brittle, which means that some people may become more prone to developing stroke because of broken blood vessels. This is called a hemorrhagic stroke.
Aspirin should not be taken by people who normally drink alcohol or those who already have some serious health conditions unless prescribed by the doctor. Aspirin can be considered to be therapeutic to those who may need it, but those who should not take it may suffer from unnecessary bleeding in the small intestine. There are even instances when bleeding may happen in the brain.