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Blood Thinning Thickening Tea
No: Not that i'm aware of. Green tea does have anti-oxidants though. ...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
Green tea has a blood thinning effect, so green coffee bean extract does not have any so is safe to take?
Who says that: Green tea has a blood thinning effect? ...Read more
What is the question: The indication for blood thinning medication in your case? Medications to thin bld are of few categories - aspirin, coumadin(warfarin), plavix, (clopidogrel) medications that alter shape and flexibility of red blood cells called hemorheology altering agents- example trental(pentoxyphylline) and injection forms blood thinnners - Heparin -conventional and low molecular weight form- a more refined ones are there. ...Read more
probably not: Webmd lists no bleeding issues with yucca. The national institutes of health national center for alternative and complementary medicine has no listing for yucca or any of its alternative names. I doubt that it has ever been closely scrutinized. ...Read more
What may be the cause for a B12 of 1003 and an aptt level of 35. I am not on any meds for blood thinning?
Maybe nothing.: Elevated B12 levels usually are of no significance. The usual cause in a diet high in b12. A pathologic reason is rare, and would typically be much higher. The PTT of 35 seconds is borderline high, and might still be normal, or could be indicative of a mild inherited or acquired bleeding disorder. If the PTT was done to evaluate bruising or bleeding, further studies would be in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspirin: Aspirin works by 'poisoning' platelets. Once all the platelets have been affected by the Aspirin , if you stop there will daily be more platelets entering circulation that are not 'poisoned'. This is why Aspirin is given daily. One whole aspirin(325mg) a day generally will ensure that all the platelets are hit. The 81mg/day dose is effective for about 80% of people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
unknown: I reviewed the 2008 study published in arthritis research (which showed a beneficial effect)-no bleeding was observed. I also reviewed the national institutes of health alternative ; complementary medicine data which notes that it "has not been tested for safety in controlled clinical trials" and it is "regulated as a dietary supplement" (not as a medicine). Bottom line: no one knows! ...Read more
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