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Aspirin Can Treat Pre-eclampsia

Discussion in 'Scientific Studies' started by haidut, May 21, 2017.

  1. haidut

    haidut Member

    Mar 18, 2013
    USA / Europe
    Ray has written extensively on the topic of eclampsia and pre-eclampsia and its relationship with hypothyroidism, protein and salt deficiency, and estrogen excess. Currently, there is no treatment for these conditions according to mainstream medicine except for pre-term delivery of the baby, which is often fatal for both mom and fetus. Aside from Ray's recommendations on increasing protein and salt intake, as well as supplementing with progesterone now it looks like aspirin may also be able to help. This is not surprising given aspirin's role in opposing estrogen, but it is something doctors will look at with suspicious because in their minds aspirin is strictly an anti-inflammatory drug. I wonder how much longer we have to wait before we start hearing recommendations of using aspirin for treating other "incurable" conditions...

    Aspirin and prevention of preeclampsia. Position statement of the use of low-dose aspirin in pregnancy by the Australasian Society for the Study of... - PubMed - NCBI
    Aspirin being used to treat pre-eclampsia

    "...Common drug aspirin has shown promise in treating women at high risk of potentially deadly pregnancy complication pre-eclampsia. Australian researchers at The Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne have found that low-dose aspirin in the lab, changes the way placental cells function, correcting the production of proteins that are associated with pre-eclampsia. The condition may have no symptoms but high blood pressure and protein in the urine are key features. Due to the research and a growing body of evidence around aspirin, Professor Shaun Brennecke, the hospital's Director of Maternal-Foetal Medicine has begun recommending women at high risk of the condition to start taking aspirin early in their pregnancy. Pre-eclampsia affects one in 20 pregnancies and is a leading cause of death in women and babies. The only way to treat it and save the mother and baby's life is for emergency delivery often when a baby is preterm."
  2. schultz

    schultz Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Very cool, especially since people are so scared of aspirin.
  3. Pompadour

    Pompadour Member

    May 11, 2017
    Here they talk about dosage: (source Low-Dose Aspirin for the Prevention of Morbidity and Mortality From Preeclampsia: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Tas... - PubMed - NCBI )
    For women at elevated risk of preeclampsia, prophylaxis with low-dose aspirin (60 to 150 mg) beginning after the first trimester of pregnancy reduced risk of preeclampsia and important adverse perinatal health outcomes. Specifically, modestly reduced risks of preterm birth, IUGR, and possibly perinatal mortality were supported by the evidence.