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Are blood thinning or thickening chemicals found in green tea?

Are blood thinning or thickening chemicals found in green tea?

No: Not that i'm aware of. Green tea does have anti-oxidants though. ...Read more

Anticoagulant (Definition)

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


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Does turmeric thin blood? Is blood thinning bad? What are benefits?

Does turmeric thin blood? Is blood thinning bad?  What are benefits?

Yes. Possibly. None.: Has been reported to inhibit platelet aggregation. So should be used with caution in those who are taking antiplatetet and anticoagulant medications. The amount found in foods is likely inconsequential. No proven benefit, but theoretically a good antioxidant. ...Read more

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Does turmeric thin blood? Is blood thinning bad? What are benefits?

Does turmeric thin blood? Is blood thinning bad? What are benefits?

Yes- usually good: Turmeric has many health benefits. It thins blood, meaning it reduces risk of blood clots & reduces blood viscosity. Thus, like aspirin, it reduces risk of heart attacks & strokes. It improves the rate of blood flow through microcapillaries, increasing delivery of oxygen & nutrients to our tissues. But if you are having surgery or have a tendency to bleed then this could be harmful. See comment:. ...Read more

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Does yucca cause blood thinning?

Does yucca cause blood thinning?

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

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Will blood thinning medication cause bleeding behind the eye?

Will blood thinning medication cause bleeding behind the eye?

Anticoagulation eye: Anticoagulation medications like Aspirin and coumadin, (warfarin) will not cause bleeding . However, if bleeding is started for instance from trauma, blood dyscrasias, or blood vessel anomalies, then bleeding from these sources can be prolonged and exaggerated. In most cases, the blood thinner should be stopped while the cause of bleeding is addressed. ...Read more

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Could vitamin d supplements cause calcification of blood vessels?

Could vitamin d supplements cause calcification of blood vessels?

Generally no: Make sure your calcium is normal. Replacement with 2000 units vitamin d3/day is usually healthy and without side effects. Make sure that your cholesterol, glucose and BP are normal if you have calcification of blood vessels. ...Read more

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Does glucosamine cause blood thinning?

No: Not known to affect this but if you have underlying coagulation problems or you are on any blood anticoagulants it may. But not by itself. ...Read more

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Which medicines will cause blood thinning?

Which medicines will cause blood thinning?

Anticoagulation: None cause thinning, but for anticoagulation which people colloquially call 'thinning' there are many, heparin, warfarin, pradaxa, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and others ...Read more

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Does plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting? Please, need some answers?

Does plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting? Please, need some answers?

No: Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelet aggregation. Platelets are cells in the blood that initiate the clotting process. Plavix (clopidogrel) doesn't thin anything: not plugs or blood or anything else. ...Read more

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Fatty foods thicken the blood?

No: Your blood maintains a constant viscosity ("thickness") regardless of what you eat - but fatty food increase your blood triglycerides and possibly cholesterol which are risk factors for atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). ...Read more

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Does flaxseed oil thin the blood?

Yes, it may...: Flaxseed oil is high in polyunsaturated fats and linolenic acid. It has been studied to raise the good HDL cholesterol. Webmd lists increased bleeding as a side effect and recommends stopping it for two weeks before or after any surgery. It should not be used however as a substitute for a blood thinner where needed, like after a stent or for treating atrial fibrillation for example. ...Read more

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What foods can slow blood thinning?

Leafy greens: Dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, chard, cabbage), asparagus, prunes, pickles, brussels sprouts, scallions and herbs are among the most problematic of foods (i.e., foods with lots of vitamin k which can slow the effects of blood thinners like coumadin (warfarin).). ...Read more

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Coughing white tissue with tinge of blood. What is this?

Coughing white tissue with tinge of blood. What is this?

Hemoptysis: Coughing up blood is abnormal and should be further investigated by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Are blood thinning properties found in tizanidine?

No: There are some blod dyscrasias but no known blood thinng properties. But if you are having a problem be sure there is no a drug interaction that tizanidine could be cusing another drugs to exhibit blood thinning effcts. ...Read more

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How can I prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel)?

Acid inhibitors: Plavix, (clopidogrel) especially when taken with Aspirin as it often is, can cause stomach bleeding. If this is a risk, you can lessen it by taking a strong acid suppressor such as omeprazole. While there has been controversy about interactions between these drugs and plavix, (clopidogrel) the best evidence says that it is more of a theoretical than real problem. ...Read more

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Can multiple antioxidants and aspirin thin my blood too much?

Can multiple antioxidants and aspirin thin my blood too much?

Incorrect Concepts: Blood viscosity is primarily due to glycoprotein molecules protruding from the membranes of red blood cells producing resistance of rbcs to slide past one another; reduced in anemia (rbcs farther apart). Aspirin & antioxidants have little to no effect on this but can inhibit platelets &/or the clotting or clot destruction protein cascades so as to slow speed of blood clotting. What is "too much"? ...Read more

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Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?

Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?

INR too high.: If your inr is 10 on warfarin, that is too high. You should talk to your liver doctor and cardiologist to decide what blood thinner you should be on for your mvr. For more info : http://amansawmd.Com/2014/02/17/atrial-fibrillation-oral-anticoagulation-blood-thinner/. ...Read more