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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on warafin for blood clots?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on warafin for blood clots?

Warfarin: It isnot safe to drink alcohol while on warfarin . 1 you may get drunk , fall and hurt yourself causing severe bruising or internal bleeding and 2 . Alcohol increases the effects of warfarin causing it to be super therapuetic. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more


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Why does clotting and excessive bruising occur in hepatocytes (liver cells) during alcohol abuse?

Why does clotting and excessive bruising occur in hepatocytes (liver cells) during alcohol abuse?

Metabolic toxin: Alcohol produces a number of metabolic effects that damage liver cells, cause fat accummulation in liver, liver cell necrosis/death, cirrhosis and liver cancer. Clotting and bruising are not medical terms with reference to hepatocytes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout alcohol abuse, why does clotting and excessive bruising occur when alcohol damages hepatocytes (liver cells)?

Can you tell me if throughout alcohol abuse, why does clotting and excessive bruising occur when alcohol damages hepatocytes (liver cells)?

Alcohol: affects multiple organ systems, not just the liver. To your question, though, fibrinogen and other clotting factors are produced in the liver. Alcohol interferes with their production and activity in various ways, to the effect that alchol has both a procoagulant(which would increase clotting) and anticoagulant(the opposite) effects. Whichever pathway dominates will determine the net effect. ...Read more

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Endoscopy clear, US clear. Heavy binge drinker daily for one year. Now bloods showing low hemogoblin ? Can alcohol abuse cause this ?

Endoscopy clear, US clear. Heavy binge drinker daily for one year. Now bloods showing low hemogoblin ? Can alcohol abuse cause this ?

Yes: Your anemia could be secondary to B vitamins being poorly absorbed or other nutrient deficits. Alcohol abuse is associated with same. Formal help with regard to use of alcohol recommended. First things first! ...Read more

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During alcohol abuse, why does clotting and excessive bruising occur?

During alcohol abuse, why does clotting and excessive bruising occur?

Hurts the liver: The liver makes 6 blood clotting factors: i (fibrinogen), ii (prothrombin), iv, v, vi, vii. If even one decreases, prothrombin time (pt) will increase, meaning liver synthesis function decreases. In any acute liver cell disease, if prolonged pt indicates severe liver cell death--and danger! the bruising is due to unrepaired under-the-skin blood leakage. ...Read more

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Blood clots in stool, could it be caused by watermelon?

Blood clots in stool, could it be caused by watermelon?

No: Blood clots in stool is a serous problem and should not be from watermelon consumption. Seek medical help immediately. ...Read more

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Will watermelon look like blood clots in stool?

Will watermelon look like blood clots in stool?

No: watermelon gets digested completely before it comes out in stool. blood clots in stool are more velvety -smooth -glistening and have a typical blood odor. ...Read more

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What can cause dark blood and blood clots in stool?

What can cause dark blood and blood  clots in stool?

Bleeding.: Bleeding in your GI tract. This needs evaluation by your doc soon if not immediately. ...Read more

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Alcohol Abuse (Definition)

Alcohol abuse is reoccuring use of alcoholic beverages despite their negative consequences. It results in harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work. Often people who abuse alcohol fail to fulfill their responsibilities and can drink in dangerous situations such as when driving, which gets them into legal difficulties. Alcohol abuse can ...Read more


Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more