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which vitamins minerals herbs are blood thinners

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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Vitamin K antagonist: In medical school, we memorized clotting cascade. Warfarin works by blocking (formation of) vitamin K dependent factors (http://goo.gl/LP1DwM). Theref ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience in Pharmacy
Yes: Certain vitamins like vitamin e can increase "blood thinning" as can aspirin. Make sure your physician know about these. Some "herbal" drugs can also ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Vitamin K: helps blood to clot. You shouldn't need vitamin K supplementation except if your physician prescribes it.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
None of them: None of them. Ginko biloba and ginseng can make your blood a bit thinner- but they are not blood thinners.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Several: The 3 major antioxidant vitamins are vitamins e, c, and a (beta-carotene). More substances than these are antioxidants in us, though.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Read the labels: The best way to find out is to read the labels.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Many!: In one cup of broccoli you have this percentage of the mdr! 1. Vitamin c135.2% 2. Vitamin k115.5% 3. Folate14.3% 4. Vitamin a11.3% it also cont ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Not enough : Not enough of an effect in my opinion.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience in Cardiology
Herbal treatment CAD: While there are anecdotal reports of protective benefits of holistic therapies, little exists in terms of definitive evidence by randomized controlled ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Bioavailability vs..: Bioavailability may vary depending on the source of your vitamin supplement. Potency and purity however play significant roles in the efficacy of the ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Herbals for BP: A number of herbal, natural, substances and vitamins have been shown to lower elevated blood pressure, but not a lot. Serious high blood pressure ma ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
None: None have proven efficacy. Aspirin and statins do.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Leafy green vegetabl: Folic acid and other vitamins are most commonly found in leafy green and yellow vegetables and some fruits, like citrus fruits contain vitamin c. Also ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Caution: Certain supplements like omega 3 and other natural supplements can alter function of medications. Consult your doctor.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
20 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Vitamins A, D, E & K: Vit a: orange, yellow & green veggies (sweet potato, carrot, spinach, kale, greens); vit e: greens, nuts/seeds (almonds, sunflower seeds, spinach, cha ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Omega 3 fatty acids have a mild blood thinning property. You list pulmonary embolism as one of your conditions. It definitely wouldn't be enough antic ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
20 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Maybe: Healthy people should be able to take herbal supplements that may have blood thinning potential safely, although a small percentage of people may have ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Aspirin: Aspirin is a very old and well known blood thinner. Aside from medical issues that can cause blood clots, be sure to keep your legs moving during prol ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Coumadin (warfarin) and BCP: Alfalfa contains large amounts of vitamin k which is used to help make clots. Coumadin (warfarin) is used to slow blood clotting. Alfalfa may decrease ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Another fat/ water ?: Fat soluble vitamins tend to get stored in the fat cells so you are more likely to get into trouble from taking too much (eg vit a) water soluble vit ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Multivitamins: are like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance becau ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Vit C and K, Calcium: We need almost all the vitamins and most of the minerals in their normal levels for regulation of all bodily systems including blood- part of hemotolo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Unfortunately, high blood pressure is an extremely common problem and a lot of people desire to be treated "naturally" for it. I see tons of patients ... Read More
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