1. Warfarin linked to brain bleeds in seniors with A-fib

    This common drug could cause your brain to bleed

    If you keep pressing your luck, eventually you’ll press it too far.

    And if you’ve taken the powerful blood thinner warfarin for years without suffering from the drug’s notorious bleeding risks, your luck might be about to run out.

    Because new research exposes the uncomfortable truth about this dangerous drug – revealing that years of using it without incident doesn’t mean you’re in the clear.

    If anything, just the opposite is true.

    As you get older, the risks get even BIGGER… and when you hit your 70s, the possibility of facing catastrophic or even deadly bleeding problems climbs right through the roof.

    The study focused on folks aged 75 and older who suffer from atrial fibrillation, a common irregular heartbeat condition that can raise the risk of a stroke.

    Warfarin is supposed to cut that risk, but the study finds it can also do something far worse: It can cause you to bleed out right inside your brain, a condition so serious it could turn deadly in a flash.

    The risk isn’t one in a million, and it’s not even 1 in 1,000.

    It’s 1 in 3!

    A THIRD of all patients older than 75 who take warfarin for A-fib can expect to suffer from a traumatic brain bleed.

    In some cases, the bleeding is triggered by something like a head bump. Even a minor knock – one you wouldn’t think twice about when it happens – could lead to bleeding in your brain.

    In other cases, the bleeding isn’t triggered by anything at all…other than blood that’s just too thin.

    Even worse, the study found that while the drug did cut the risk of a stroke, many of the seniors on warfarin ended up suffering one anyway.

    Seems to me this drug gives you the worst of both worlds.

    Fortunately, you’ve got another option here.

    A-fib is certainly frightening, especially when you feel your heart start to skip as if it’s about to jump right out of your chest.

    But it’s actually a condition many folks can get under control without meds by making a few common-sense lifestyle changes – and you can read more about them for free right here.

    Don’t stop taking warfarin on your own, because that could also cause big problems, too. Instead, work closely with a holistic medical doctor who can guide you through the process of weaning you off of it AND ensure you get your A-fib under control at the same time.

    And if you want some tips on beating atrial fibrillation naturally along with everything you need to fight off hundreds of other diseases and conditions, pick up a copy of my new book, Prescription for Natural Cures.

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  2. A choice you don't have to make

    Millions of seniors facing heart problems are forced to choose between bad and worse -- they're told to pick between aspirin and warfarin.

    Aspirin is the "bad" half of this equation, as people who take it run a risk of serious and potentially deadly bleeding problems -- especially in the stomach.

    With an even higher risk of serious bleeding, warfarin -- the "drug" that does double-duty as rat poison -- is even worse.

    Much worse.

    Doesn't sound like much of a choice to me -- and that's if the doctor even bothers to ask for your input. Too many just tell their patients what to take (and if that sounds like yours, find someone who at least pretends to be interested in your opinion).

    Now, you can expect docs to push for "bad" over "worse" as a new study of heart patients finds that aspirin and warfarin users have similar outcomes and death rates.

    All told, the study of 2,300 heart failure patients with an average age of 61 found that 7.5 percent of those who had been taking warfarin died during the six-year study, versus 8 percent of those on aspirin -- a difference researchers say is statistically insignificant.

    Warfarin users did have half the stroke risk of those who took the aspirin -- but the overall risk of having one was low no matter what the patients were given, and those on the rat poison had double the risk of major bleeding problems.

    Overall, that means it's a wash -- and since aspirin is cheaper and "safer," the researchers said at a recent American Stroke Association meeting that it should be the go-to drug for heart patients instead of warfarin.

    But just because aspirin is "safer" doesn't mean it's safe: Along with a risk of bleeding problems, aspirin has been linked to tinnitus, hearing loss, macular degeneration, erection problems, allergic reactions and more.

    Why risk all that when you don't have to?

    Forget choosing between bad and worse -- choose "none of the above" instead and try one of the natural options for thinning the blood, protecting the heart and slashing your stroke risk... like the fish oil you should be taking anyway.

    Plain old fish oil is actually one of nature's most powerful blood thinners -- and by working with a doc who knows his natural supplements, you can get off meds like aspirin and warfarin and boost your heart health at the same time.

    For more on why everyone should take fish oil, keep reading.

  3. New blood thinner boosts heart risk

    Blood thinners are supposed to reduce the risk of the blood clots that can lead to a heart attack or stroke -- but a new drug that's intended to slash the risk of stroke can actually increase the odds of a heart attack.
  4. Heart drug in death risk

    Here's an urgent warning for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who've taken the heart drug Multaq: The FDA says it may double the risk of death in some patients.

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