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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Green, Leafy Vegetables On Blood Thinners

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Whom should I tell that I am taking blood thinners?

Whom should I tell that I am taking blood thinners?

All Drs, NPs, PAs: You should tell all your healthcare providers and be sure they are aware whenever you are prescribed a new medication or change in dose. The most common blood thinner, warfarin or coumadin, is a tricky medicine that interacts with many medicines. This could affect the potency of the other medicine and/or the thinness (measured by the inr) of the blood. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

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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Is there a way to keep your INR high without taking blood thinners?

Is there a way to keep your INR high without taking blood thinners?

Inr: Any elevation of the inr in the absence of anticoagulants would be most concerning for disease. Especially liver disease. So not that I am aware. ...Read more

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Is it common to bruise easily when you are taking blood thinners?

Yes: Because you are on blood thinner and your blood is thin you can bruise very easily which is not a big problem, usually it becomes a problems if you are bleeding from your mouth or in stool , in that case your inr sould be checked and you should see a doctor. I would not worry only with bruising , it will say on the medicine side effect sheet also. ...Read more

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I had a knee operation last monday. Is it safe to smoke weed, though taking blood thinners and painkillers? (not strong ones)

I had a knee operation last monday. Is it safe to smoke weed, though taking blood thinners and painkillers? (not strong ones)

Why smoke weed? Your: Doctor gave you a prescription for pain, use it only as needed. Medical marijuana was legalize mainly for those with terminal illness. Never is it a good idea to smoke it! the respiratory side effects are even enough to warrent no smoking , . ...Read more

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I am a brain stroke patient taking blood thinners and start having red rashes on my feet. Like blood coming out of veins due to thinness. What to do?

I am a brain stroke patient taking blood thinners and start having red rashes on my feet. Like blood coming out of veins due to thinness.  What to do?

See your doctor: If you are taking blood thinner and have signs of either a red rash you need to see your doctor as soon as possible to make sure you do not have a hematological problem that was induced by the blood thinner. ...Read more

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I would like to take green coffee bean ...Am on 2 medications one for blood thinner which is co-clopidogrel 75 mg and the other is novo-hydrazide 25 m?

I would like to take green coffee bean ...Am on 2 medications one for blood thinner which is co-clopidogrel 75 mg and the other is novo-hydrazide 25 m?

It's your money: Evidence-based medicine works out of a dysfunctional system but is based on real science and tells you accurately what is going on. Green coffee was promoted for weight loss by a naturopath on dr. Oz based on a tiny unreplicated study by the pill-maker itself in a junk journal. Go ahead if you want, and think also about what you owe yourself -- find a fitness activity that you really enjoy. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take green coffee bean extract if I am on a blood thinner (coumadin)? And can't drink green tea?

Warfarin : When you are taking serious medications, it is not a good idea to add your own supplements that we don't necessarily understand. It is rare that these 'health supplements' have scientifically proven benefits. ...Read more