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How can the human body prevent blood clotting in the normal vascular system?

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Dr. J mark Rheudasil
Vascular Surgery 38 years experience
Blood thinner: Shouldn't have to do anything. Why? Blood thinners (anticoagulants) are the most common drugs used to prevent clotting. It depends, though, on the risk and individual circumstances.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How dose human body prevent blood clotting inside your vascular system?

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Dr. Michael Questell
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Blood clotting: Your blood has several substances (factors) which cause clotting and several factors which inhibit clotting. Normally these are in a sort of balance and your blood does not clot unless it remains stagnant somewhere like people with certain arrhythmias, or you have an injury, or you are immobilized in bed or sometimes during a long period of sitting.

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