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Blood Thinners And Alcohol Use
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Is it safe to take heart medications, blood thinners, and blood pressure medicine with penicillin?
Yes: There is no reason why there should be a problem. ...Read more
Yes, you may ...: Theoretically, olmetec would not significantly affect blood pressure like some men taking nitrate or/& alpha-blocker, which may widely manifest among men. How to safely use Viagra (sildenafil)? Please review article in http://formefirst.com/PDE5use.html. Regarding the care for ED, peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. More? Welcome to www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. ...Read more
Alcohol and Blood: This is an excellent question. There are two answers that may sound like they contradict each other. Alcohol thins the blood. This means that it does not clot so easily and too much alcohol, affecting the liver, can lead to easily bruising and such. But, drinking alcohol is also dehydrating. You pee off more fluid than you consume...Which can make the blood thicker and thus lead to slowing.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combo warnings: The interaction checker I use in my office showed no problem due to the alcohol, nor any effect on the alcohol level...But it did warn that these two drugs when taken together ( with or without alcohol) can significantly and perhaps dangerously raise your blood pressure! a good reminder to all to watch about mixing any meds due to potential side effects which can be a real danger. ...Read more
Find out 4 yourself.: It's a subjective thing. As a rule, 2 drinks or less may lower BP and more than that, may increase it. But people have varying responses to alcohol. Have your annual check up including blood pressure, blood test, ekg and when u reach 50, consider having a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer or polyp! cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best products should: Be prescribed by your gyn once you have had a proper work-up and diagnosis as that could range form low dose bc pills, to progesterone, to lysteda, to endometrial in office ablation depending on the diagnosis and your desires for any future fertility , so please make an appt to see your gyn. ...Read more
Not best, both slow: blood clotting. Aspirin inhibits platelet activation; Xarelto inhibits clot formation. Both Rxed because of evidence/concern of forming clots inside blood vessels, not just at blood vessel breaks, thus bleeding is ?ed because slows clotting at all locations. They do NOT thin blood; blood viscosity does not change. Etoh, a depressant, both ?es chances for injury/bleeding & may change drug efficacy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: You can only use it if you are prepared to receive it in the proper type of medium and spin off the serum before it clots. ...Read more
Can you smoke marijuana with high blood pressure on an occasion instead of smoking it every other day?
Manage your BP: This isn't the place to debate the cannabis laws, but it's been part of life in the US for almost a century and nobody's shown that it's a problem for the hypertensive. I'd urge you to obey the law, think about whether this is really what you want to do if it is lawful, and especially to work with your physician to manage your hypertnesion so your life will hopefully be long and happy. ...Read more
Yes: Maca, also known as peruvian ginseng (in spite of the fact that it is not a member of the ginseng famil). It is touted as improving ed among many other "virtues". Since it has been used as a "medicinal" food for centuries, it is probably inocuous but it is advertized on the internet in the usual blown up way. No decent research has been done ! ...Read more
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
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