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Does tea thin the blood

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Sort of: Anticoagulants do not thin blood, it is just a term used for the benefit of lay persons. It is a complicated issue to address in this forum. Try this ... Read More
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
An example may help: Heart-attacks are frequently caused by the rupture of a plaque in an artery in the heart. A clot forms over the injury but this also occludes the ves... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Tea and running: Discuss with your team dr and trainer. You did not say if you drink a gallon a day or a cup. Give team all the details.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Effective: Anticoagulation is effective however options are limited in pregnancy. Anticoagulation reduces risk of abnormal clotting in most, however does not eli... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes but...: Yes but nothing is perfect. We always have to weigh risk vs benefit. If we are aggressive with anticoagulant you are unlikely to have clots. If too a... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maia Hightower
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: The INR is a measure of how thin your blood is. When alcohol effects your INR it is causing your blood to become more thin. A low INR means that your... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
See your doctor: If you are taking blood thinner and have signs of either a red rash you need to see your doctor as soon as possible to make sure you do not have a hem... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Not really: Aspirin and nsaids affect platelet function and are considered to "thin" the blood. Acetaminophen does not significantly impact platelets or clotting ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Berger
Cardiology 33 years experience
No: This notion is based on the study of an extract of vinegar studied in test tube at relatively high concentrations. Ordinary vinegar has no significan... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 39 years experience
Yes: Ibuprofen inhibits platelet aggregation which is part of the blood clotting process so patients on Ibuprofen have a higher bleeding risk.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
No: Atelvia is not a blood thinner.

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