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  • WouldYaLookAtThat commented on wilgubeast's instructable 9 Unusual Uses for Aspirin3 weeks ago
    9 Unusual Uses for Aspirin

    First, enteric coatings do not have anything to do with preventing stomach bleeding; this is a systemic effect of the aspirin in your blood stream. The coating is there to prevent stomach upset which occurs in some people. GI bleeds from aspirin will still occur with the coatings.Second, I found your study very interesting, but I would go back and read this analysis of it: https://www.nhs.uk/news/medication/brain-bleeding-..."As the authors acknowledge, with their method of assessment, it is not possible to say when the bleed actually occurred, as iron deposits can remain in the brain for an undefined period. This means a bleed may have occurred before antithrombotics were used.""The physiological process that leads to a change in the structure of small blood vessels of t...

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    First, enteric coatings do not have anything to do with preventing stomach bleeding; this is a systemic effect of the aspirin in your blood stream. The coating is there to prevent stomach upset which occurs in some people. GI bleeds from aspirin will still occur with the coatings.Second, I found your study very interesting, but I would go back and read this analysis of it: https://www.nhs.uk/news/medication/brain-bleeding-..."As the authors acknowledge, with their method of assessment, it is not possible to say when the bleed actually occurred, as iron deposits can remain in the brain for an undefined period. This means a bleed may have occurred before antithrombotics were used.""The physiological process that leads to a change in the structure of small blood vessels of the brain (and increase their tendency to bleed) may be related both to the processes of the cardiovascular disease being treated and to the antithrombotic drugs used." "Aspirin was associated with increased risk of microbleed in lobar regions of the brain. However, the number of people exclusively using aspirin in this sample was relatively small (67), reducing the accuracy of any calculated risk estimate. A larger number used carbasalate calcium, which is not a prescribed antiplatelet drug in the UK."At best, the study indicates that further, more controlled studies are indicated and hopefully over time it will be studied more closely. I like your assertion that the best way to avoid a hangover is not getting one- alcohol consumption of 3 or more drinks a day itself presents an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain). In the end, aspirin is not something that you should take as a flippant precaution, but if you are at risk for clots, it is the lesser of two evils when properly (my opinion) if you are at risk of blood clots. I fly a lot and take an aspirin before my longest flights (13+ hours) but rarely other than that. In the end, I agree with you that aspirin is not benign as we used to think and there are risks with prolonged use without a specific cause. Sorry for the long reply but this is an interesting and relevant subject for me!

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  • Arobodude's DIY Burning Man Evaporative AC Swamp Cooler

    This is a great project and I'll be doing it! I was thinking about the issue of finding a circular template the size of the fan and one way you could do it is to tie a string around a marker, pen or whatever you're going to use to mark the lid. Then put a screw in the center of the lid and tie the string around it so the strings length to the tip of the marking device is exactly half of the diameter of the fan. You'll be able to draw a near perfect circle just the right size.Also, I happen to have a deep cycle marine battery for my trolling motor and I think that would last almost a week without having to worry about getting jump started. Just another thought.Again, great job!

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