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What can happen when your blood gets too thick?

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Dr. Donald Alves answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Way too thick, like with sickle cell disease, some cancer states or severe dehydration, can increase viscosity of blood so much that it clogs up smaller vessels--this stops blood flow beyond--can cause tissue to die, like a heart attack or stroke.

Answered Sep 28, 2018

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