Does Aspirin Lower Blood Pressure?

The treatment of blood pressure depends a lot on its causing factors. Medications like diuretics, alpha blockers, calcium beta blockers etc are given by doctors after the existence and nature of blood pressure in your body is confirmed. Many people commit the mistake of taking medicines without prescription. This can be a dangerous thing to do because many of these medicines carry side effects. One such common medicine which people take is Aspirin. Whether it helps in lowering blood pressure or not depends upon the nature of your blood pressure.
If your blood has high viscosity, i.e. it is thick, chances of you having blood pressure are more. The heart will exert more pressure to circulate this thick blood throughout the circulatory system. In that case, the doctor may prescribe a combination of medicines in which Aspirin will be included. Its capability to reduce the viscosity of blood is generally acknowledged. But, after a certain period of time it should be stopped. Aspirin has some side effects as well which may create problems at a later stage. Once the blood thins down, the doctor will also ask you to stop taking it.

You should never take Aspirin without prescription, to regulate blood pressure. The following are the side effects of Aspirin if it is taken in high amounts-

•    It causes bleeding in gut or stomach lining. If you are suffering from any sort of duodenal or stomach ulcer, the chances of bleeding are more. If, after taking Aspirin, you suffer from vomiting or have black or blood-laced stools or feel pain in the upper abdominal stomach, stop taking it and consult your doctor.

•    Some people have also complained of allergic reactions in their body after the intake of  Aspirin.
If you have asthma and still take Aspirin, you might face some breathing problems as well.