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An Anticoagulant Diet
Prevent: They prevent it from becoming larger and from loosening and ending up somewhere else. Follow advice of your prescribing physician. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Bad idea: The "macrobiotic diet" is almost 60 years old. People died from its1960's form from scurvy. It was hyped in the 1980's by a physician who fooled himself into thinking he'd cured his cancer; despite the internet claims, he is dead of it. The principal 1990's proponent of using the diet against cancer died of cancer just afterwards. If you want a "natural" diet, get with a holistic evidence-based dr. ...Read more
If a patient has an pt of 60.1 and is taking plavix (clopidogrel) for atrial fibrillation, what orders would you take? Would you discontinue the plavix (clopidogrel)?
Coagulation defect: With a pt of 60 your risk of bleeding is high. Why you have it is a problem. Plavix (clopidogrel) is an anti platelet agent but at the risk of bleeding you have i would stop it. Your doctor has to talk to you and find out all the medicine you are taking, evaluate your liver and your coagulation system to find out why you have coagulopathy. ...Read more
Is lupus an inflammatory disease? Does eating anti inflammatory food ( fish, blueberry, olive oil, broccoli) help to control the disease?
Are there downsides to a ketogenic diet for a normal, healthy individual with an active lifestyle?
Expert opinions? Which has been proven to be the healthiest: a low-carb, hi protein diet or a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet?
Ideas vary: Different folks here will make different recommendations. Things seem to be shaking out recently in favor of the mediterranean diet, which is none-of-the-above. Especially, don't think that diet is so magic that it will make it unnecessary to exercise, otherwise live a healthy lifestyle, or ignore your personal physician's advice about your special health needs. Glad you're proactive. ...Read more
ITP being an auto-immune disease, would a diet with less vitamin A, C and B6, proteins and probiotics to reduce the immune response be useful?
No: ITP is an autoimmune disease in which platelets are destroyed and maybe even inhibited in production. Depending on the platelet count and clinical findings treatment can range from observation follow-up to multiple drug regimens. Dietary changes other than a well balanced and nutritional diet do not help. ...Read more
Moderate Vit K: Most nuts have a moderate amount of vitamin k in them, so with each handful you're antagonizing the Coumadin (warfarin) effect, that is, lowering your inr. Sunflower seeds have a very low amount of vitamin k, but still, the effect is simply dose-dependent: the more you eat them, the greater the impact. Another thought: ask your md to switch to xarelto or pradaxa... ...Read more
Diet pill recommendations for a diabetic with multiple auto-immune diseases & a drug that is generic.
I'm allergic to Coumadin (warfarin) and want to donate plasma. Should I considering the donation process consists of using an anticoagulant?
A plant based diet: is excellent for reducing cardiovascular risk. The DASH diet was designed primarily for hypertension management. There are secondary cardiovascular benefits from this. Probably the best for cardiovascular risk reduction is the plant based diet recommended by Dr. Esselstyn. The removal of oils is key in that diet. The trick to any of these diets is compliance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Coumadin (warfarin) make you extremely fatigued? Is there a medication that is a blood thinner but you don't need an INR check?
Rivaroxaban.: Coumadin (warfarin) does not make you extremely fatigued unless you're anemic from occult bleeding because of a supratherapeutic (i.e., really high) inr. Make sure you stay on top of your inr and, if you're feeling really fatigued, to have your hemoglobin/hematocrit (which is your blood count) checked. Rivaroxaban is a blood thinner that doesn't require monitoring. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more
I am on Coumadin (warfarin) for life for a dvt/pe where they found a factor 5 gene mutation. Is there any alternative to Coumadin (warfarin) that will allow me greens?
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more